The latest 007 instalment Skyfall is set to be the most successful James Bond movie in the 50-year history of the franchise and is predicted to rake in more than 1 billion dollars at the box office.
It has been met with universal praise following its preview and is expected to storm to the top of the box office.
Experts said the stunts were some of the best ever seen in a Bond film and one critic wrote that the dramatic opening sequence should merit an Oscar in itself, the Telegraph reported.
The early signs of success will be welcomed by Skyfall's producers after work on the film was suspended in 2010 when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, its studio, fell into severe financial difficulties. It was later rescued a deal that put a US firm, Spyglass Entertainment, at MGM'S helm.
The film, Daniel Craig's third appearance as 007, received four and five-star reviews recently in the Daily Telegraph, Times, and Daily Mail, and in Empire magazine. (ANI)