James Bond’s 24 adventure, SPECTRE, has set new box office opening records in nearly every country in which it opened, boasting an astonishing global box office take of $300 million in less than two weeks of opening internationally.
SPECTRE also set records at IMAX Theatres, where the film took in $15.4 million worldwide and recorded the highest per-location average in IMAX history, as the first film ever to top $100,000 per location.
Sam Mendes returned to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. Sam Smith sings the spectacular theme song, Writing’s on the Wall.
In the blockbuster, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay is by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
SPECTRE releases in South Africa on Friday 27 November 2015 and will be showing at movies@ Silverstar. Visithttp://www.silverstarcasino.co.za/entertainment/movies for show times and details.