Casino Royale Sets New UK 007 Record

Casino Royale shook up the U.K. box office during its first day of release on Thursday, earning more than any other film in the James Bond franchise, reports Reuters.

The 21st 007 installment, which marks the debut of Daniel Craig, sold 1.7 million pounds ($3.2 million) worth of tickets, a 54 percent increase over comparable sales for the previous Bond film and first-day record-holder, 2002′s Die Another Day.

In all, two-thirds of all movie tickets sold in Britain were for Casino Royale.

Source: Reuters