When I first read about the release date for Spectre, I did think it odd that the movie was opening in Britain on a Monday, and a non-holiday Monday at that, making the decision seem more anomalous.
Those of us not actually living in the United Kingdom, and accustomed to a different release pattern (as in the U.S., where Friday is the norm, and Wednesday a common exception) might chalk this up to its being a British practice. However, this is anomalous for Britain as well, and over at the Guardian Charles Gant discusses how this happened in the case of Spectre (and the much less publicized Suffragette), and what it might mean for cinematic release schedules in Britain in coming years.
My Posts on Spectre
Just Out. . . (James Bond's Evolution)
Just Out . . . (The Forgotten James Bond)