Skyfall has made history by scoring the biggest James Bond opening weekend takings in the franchise's history, bringing in $32.3 million (£20.1 million) at the U.K. box office.

The 23rd James Bond adventure, starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, makes the 007 movies the longest running and most successful series in film history.

Skyfall opened across the U.K. on Friday (26Oct12) and is set to be released in the U.S. next month (09Nov12).

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 U.K. is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary year."