Casino Royale takes £1.7million on opening night and smashes box office records
Eon Productions and Sony Pictures are delighted to announce that Casino Royale took a record-breaking Â£1.7 million on Thursday, 16 November at the UK box office on opening night.
Casino Royale previewed at cinemas all over the country and this Â£1.7 million figure shatters the existing box office record for the debut night of a new James Bond adventure. The last Bond film, Die Another Day, took
Â£1.1 million on its opening night in November 2002.
CASINO ROYALE, the 21st James Bond adventure in the most successful franchise in film history, stars Daniel Craig in his debut as 007, and is based on Ian Flemingâs first novel to feature the ultimate secret agent, which was published in 1953.
CASINO ROYALE traces the early career of James Bond. His first â007â mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the worldâs terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful Treasury official, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government's money. But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bondâs life forever.
Albert R. Broccoliâs EON Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Flemingâs James Bond 007 in CASINO ROYALE. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and OscarÂ® winner Paul Haggis, the film was directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. A United Kingdom â Czech Republic â German â USA Co-Production, CASINO ROYALE was produced under the combined banners of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures
CASINO ROYALE IN CINEMAS NOW Certificate 12A
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