The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, has broken box office records after its opening weekend, achieving the biggest Bond debut ever.
The 007 adventure, starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, took £20.1m on its release weekend on Friday, the second-highest box office debut in UK history, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.
Its overall international takings already stand at $77m and the film's takings should soar once it opens in the US on November 9.
In response to the No.1 UK opening, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: "We are absolutely overwhelmed with the reaction to Skyfall this weekend. It is particularly thrilling as the UK is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary year."
Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., added: "This staggering box office result clearly demonstrates that the filmmakers behind Skyfall, director Sam Mendes and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, have delivered a film that the fans have been eagerly awaiting.
"We are proud to be partners with EON and Sony on Skyfall and look forward to sharing the movie with audiences across the globe."