It's official - Casino Royale is a hit

Daniel Craig can breathe a well-earned sigh of relief – Casino Royale raked in a massive £1.7million on its opening night at cinemas nationwide.

The huge sum is the biggest earner of any Bond opening night, beating Die Another Day in 2002, which hauled in £1.1million.

And, it seems, every young lad wants to be like Daniel as Bond toy sales have surged.

Toys R Us stores around the country have been emptied out of the remote controlled version of 007’s cool car the Aston Martin DBS, seeing sales triple in the last few days.

A spokeswoman for the store tells The Sun: ‘The reaction from kids has been incredible. If our sales are anything to go by, Daniel Craig has cetainly captured the nation’s imaginations.’