Spectre Breaks Guinness World Record For Largest Film Stunt Explosion

James Bond’s greatest trademark may be how he likes his martinis, but he’s also not one to let a good explosion go unnoticed. Apparently, the staff at Guinness World Records got wind of an explosion performed during the production of Spectre and took account of the amount of fuel and explosives used during the stunt.

Chris Corbould, who orchestrated the explosion, previously won an Oscar for his effects work on Christopher Nolan’s Inception. He is also the special-effects supervisor for a little, upcoming film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The stunt, which was filmed in Erfound, Morocco, occurs after Bond (Daniel Craig) and his love interest Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) escape from a Spectre lair located in a meteorite crater. The explosion involved 8,418 liters (2,224 gallons) of fuel and 33kg (73 pounds) of explosives.

The previous Guinness record-holder for the largest film explosion category was 1994’s Blown Away starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones.

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