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Casino Royale third biggest opening weekend in the UK of all time

20-Nov-2006 • Casino Royale

Eon Productions and Sony Pictures Releasing are thrilled to announce that Casino Royale opened to an incredible £13.37million at the UK box office making it the most successful opening of any Bond film ever.

Casino Royale opened at 505 cinemas across the UK and the £13.37 million figure smashes the £9.1million record set by Die Another Day in November 2002.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We are delighted the UK has had record-breaking results over the weekend for Casino Royale, and we are very grateful for the support and good-will of the British public to the new film and most especially towards Daniel Craig.”

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 Fleming’s first novel to feature the ultimate secret agent, which was published in 1953.

CASINO ROYALE traces the early career of James Bond. His first “007” mission leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world’s 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 Bond’s life forever.

Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions presents Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in CASINO ROYALE. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Oscar® winner Paul Haggis, the film was directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. A United Kingdom – Czech Republic – German – USA Co-Production, CASINO ROYALE was produced under the combined banners of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures.

Certificate 12A

Thanks to `SPE` for the alert.

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