The James Bond actor joined his co-star Lea Seydoux and producer Barbara Broccoli to pick up the honour during a Spectre press conference in Beijing on behalf of Chris Corbould, who now holds the record for the world's largest film stunt explosion.

Spectre's Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor, who shared an Academy Award for his work on Inception in 2010, created the blast, set in the desert of Morocco, by using 8,418 litres of fuel and 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of explosives in June (15).

"It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould's incredible work in Spectre in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history," say producers Michael G. Wilson and Broccoli in a joint statement.

The latest James Bond movie also smashed U.K. box office records after it was released on 26 October (15), scoring the biggest opening week ever by taking $63.8 million (£41.7 million) in its first seven days.

It also topped the U.S. box office after it opened there on Friday (06Nov15), but it failed to surpass the takings of its predecessor Skyfall.