Bookies back Bond to pick up Oscar
Fans on Friday flocked to cinemas to see Daniel Craig strutting his stuff as James Bond in Skyfall and more of the same is expected Saturday and Sunday.
Bookmakers William Hill are offering 5/6 that the film bags the highest grossing opening weekend of any film to open in the UK.
The film has received rave reviews and it is thought that Skyfall could finally break the Oscars curse that has surrounded the Bond franchise for the last 50 years.
William Hill are offering 10/1 that Skyfall wins at least one of the big six Oscars.
"Javier Bardem and Judi Dench already have Oscars pedigree and they could drag Bond kicking and screaming into cinematic royalty," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.