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Spectre eclipses Skyfall with record takings on opening day

Spectre has broken UK box office records by taking £6.3 million on its opening day.

The unusual decision to open on a Monday meant the much-anticipated film, playing at 647 screens, secured the biggest Tuesday takings ever for a UK film.

The 24th Bond movie also beat its predecessor Skyfall which took £6.2m on its Friday opening in 2012.

Spectre subsequently broke the box office record for Wednesday too when it took £5.74m.

It is now on course to beat the £20.1m that Skyfall earned from its opening weekend and helped it become the UK's highest-grossing movie of all time with a total of £102.9m.

Daniel Craig's fourth outing, however, has met with mixed reviews and stands at a 77% approval rating on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes versus Skyfall's 93%.

Jurassic World remains the movie to overtake for the title of UK's biggest film of 2015, bringing in £63.7m, however, both will face competition from Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it opens on December 17.

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