Daniel Craig’s final film, No Time to Die, as James Bond has topped up the highest opening weekend UK takings of any 007 movie.
Craig’s fifth outing as 007 made £21m between Friday and Sunday, according to box office trackers Comscore.
It beat Skyfall’s first weekend takings of £20.2m and Spectre’s £19.8m.
Many in the industry are hoping No Time to Die will kickstart the box office after cinemas shut during the pandemic.
Universal said No Time to Die opened in 772 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Thursday – 25 more than the previous record-holder, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, in 2019.