Skyfall beats 007 record for first weekend

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New James Bond movie Skyfall has smashed UK records to give it the biggest opening weekend in 007 film history.

The 23rd Bond film took £20.1m, notching up the second biggest three-day opening for any film in the UK.

But it failed to topple the £23m UK record set last summer by Harry Potter’s finale in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Daniel Craig’s Skyfall, which has been a hit with critics, topped box office rankings around the world after opening on Friday.

The movie, which has not been shown yet in the US, notched up $77.7m (£48.3m) across the globe, and was number one in every country where it opened.

In the UK, Skyfall also set a new record as the most attended film on a Saturday.

The movie also stars Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe.