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November 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If he were not a fictional character, Her Majesty’s secret servant would probably be up for a knighthood after upending British box office records for two weeks in a row. On Monday Sony and MGM released figures indicating that the latest James Bond blockbuster had become the fastest film ever to cross the £50 million ($80 million) mark at the British box office (its total now stands at £53.4 million or $86 million) and posted the biggest second weekend total in the U.K. ever. Altogether, the movie earned $156 million overseas bringing its foreign total to $287 million, leading many analysts to forecast that the film will eventually break the worldwide record for a 007 film — $594 million, set by Casino Royale in 2006.