Despite shortened kisses, Spectre woos box office with over Rs 30 crore in opening weekend

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Nov 24, 2015 14:50:23 IST

Daniel Craig-starrer Spectre, the highly anticipated 24th James Bond film, has grossed Rs 31.9 crore in its opening weekend in India.

Sony Pictures India released the film exclusively in high-quality 2K digital format in 1250 screens in four languages – English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu – and in 2D and IMAX formats. Up until Sunday, Taran Adarsh had tweeted that the film made Rs. 23.50 crore.

Despite shortened kisses, Spectre woos box office with over Rs 30 crore in opening weekend

Daniel Craig's immense potential wasn't fully utilised in the Bond films post-Casino Royale. Reuters

“We are very happy that Spectre’s opening in India is mirroring its global success. The film was hugely anticipated and the ‘masala’ action film has connected with audiences across India. The weekend box office numbers are proof of that and we are sure that James Bond will continue entertaining audiences in weeks to come,” Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures India, said in a statement.

Directed by Sam Mendes, the film features James Bond’s first encounter with the global criminal organisation Spectre, marking the group’s first appearance in an Eon Productions film since 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever.

Spectre is produced by Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay is by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth, with a story by John Logan and Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

PTI

Updated Date: Nov 24, 2015 14:50:23 IST