Sunday, 2 November 2008

Flippin' heck

I know so many people who were planning to go and see Bond this weekend. But even so, this was still a surprise. That works out at around $8 million.


Quantum Of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, has made Box Office history on its opening day in the UK, taking a staggering £4.94m and making it the biggest Friday opening of all time. This shatters the previous record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took £4.025m.

Quantum Of Solace, the latest installment from the longest running franchise in film history, has also beaten the opening day figure for the last Bond movie, Casino Royale, which took £2.9m on its opening day.

Quantum Of Solace opened in 542 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday 31st October and will release in the US on November 14th.

Produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Quantum Of Solace is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Oscar-winner Paul Haggis, the film picks up the storyline just one hour after the end of Casino Royale, marking the first direct sequel produced by EON Productions.

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