CommanderBond.net collects together all the latest box office news and figures for the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
Daniel Craig’s second 007 film follows on from 2006’s Casino Royale, which was an unstoppable success at the worldwide box office with an overall take of $594 million.
Specific reports follow below the box office numbers and are broken down into four categories: UK / US / International / Estimates.
Article originally posted: 2 November 2008
Final Update: 12 April 2009 (Updated Weekly)
QUANTUM OF SOLACE – BOX OFFICE DETAILS
Scroll down for detailed UK / US / International weekly reports.
Main Totals: Weekend-By-Weekend
|31 October-2 November (1st)||……||$38,954,222|
|7-9 November (2nd)||……||$160,963,936|
|14-16 November (3rd)||……||$317,726,355|
|21-23 November (4th)||……||$417,127,350|
|28-30 November (5th)||……||$481,931,186|
|5-7 December (6th)||……||$509,295,667|
|12-14 December (7th)||……||$524,734,292|
|19-21 December (8th)||……||$533,986,863|
|26-28 December (9th)||……||$539,289,110|
|2-4 January (10th)||……||$548,967,583|
|9-11 January (11th)||……||$551,334,942|
|16-18 January (12th)||……||$552,427,630|
|23-25 January (13th)||……||$559,961,805|
|30 January-1 February (14th)||……||$566,676,789|
|6-8 February (15th)||……||$570,001,406|
|13-15 February (16th)||……||$572,506,949|
|20-22 February (17th)||……||$573,932,897|
|27 February-1 March (18th)||……||$574,884,602|
|6-8 March (19th)||……||$575,375,722|
|13-15 March (20th)||……||~$575,000,000|
|20-22 March (21st)||……||~$575,000,000|
|27-29 March (22nd)||……||$575,944,939|
|3-5 April (23rd)||……||$575,952,505|
|10-12 April (24th)||……||$586,090,727|
|Country||Release Date||Opening Weekend||Opening Screens||Total|
|UK||31 Oct 2008||$25,309,345||1,150||$80,805,643|
|USA||14 Nov 2008||$67,528,882||3,451||$168,368,427|
|Argentina||6 Nov 2008||$381,903||$1,280,370|
|Aruba||12 Nov 2008||$19,141||$56,115|
|Australia||19 Nov 2008||$7,954,179||476||$20,645,336|
|Austria||7 Nov 2008||$1,958,033||$4,745,206|
|Bahrain||6 Nov 2008||$51,604||$197,567|
|Belgium and Luxembourg||5 Nov 2008||$1,663,017||$4,752,556|
|Bolivia||6 Nov 2008||$52,664||$177,838|
|Brazil||7 Nov 2008||$2,177,002||$7,483,199|
|Bulgaria||7 Nov 2008||$120,949||$364,191|
|Central America1||7 Nov 2008||$365,600||$1,074,896|
|Chile||6 Nov 2008||$259,998||$949,223|
|China||5 Nov 2008||$9,622,134||1,251||$21,009,412|
|Colombia||7 Nov 2008||$361,271||$1,176,309|
|Croatia||6 Nov 2008||$174,539||$472,114|
|Curacao||13 Nov 2008||$16,239||$50,592|
|Czech Republic||6 Nov 2008||$522,787||$1,397,782|
|Denmark||7 Nov 2008||$2,865,403||$7,385,654|
|Dominican Republic||11 Dec 2008||$70,262||$209,190|
|East Africa2||7 Nov 2008||$85,356||$240,746|
|Ecuador||7 Nov 2008||$160,003||$494,860|
|Egypt||5 Nov 2008||$104,838||$328,382|
|Estonia||7 Nov 2008||$113,585||$357,298|
|Ethiopia||7 Nov 2008||$6,242||$14,388|
|Finland||7 Nov 2008||$1,700,560||64||$5,222,494|
|France3||31 Oct 2008||$10,885,635||824||$31,430,430|
|Germany||6 Nov 2008||$14,884,633||1,109||$40,739,699|
|Ghana||5 Dec 2008||$30,819|
|Greece and Cyprus||6 Nov 2008||$1,476,078||$4,190,172|
|Hong Kong||6 Nov 2008||$1,178,629||$2,550,839|
|Hungary||13 Nov 2008||$412,663||34||$1,007,137|
|Iceland||7 Nov 2008||$125,540||$415,259|
|India||7 Nov 2008||$3,485,792||575||$9,127,201|
|Indonesia||5 Nov 2008||$1,134,444||$2,518,434|
|Israel||6 Nov 2008||$406,384||$1,380,991|
|Italy||7 Nov 2008||$3,978,050||$9,174,615|
|Jamaica||12 Nov 2008||$70,997||$197,969|
|Japan||24 Jan 2009||$6,452,284||$21,685,734|
|Jordan||5 Nov 2008||$85,219||$186,734|
|Kuwait||6 Nov 2008||$246,734||$518,516|
|Latvia||7 Nov 2008||$129,633||$389,579|
|Lebanon||6 Nov 2008||$141,274||$377,512|
|Lesser Antilles4||12 Nov 2008||$108,782||$268,079|
|Lithuania||7 Nov 2008||$121,081||$272,082|
|Malaysia||6 Nov 2008||$1,480,734||$3,294,649|
|Mexico||14 Nov 2008||$2,300,082||505||$6,049,052|
|Netherlands||6 Nov 2008||$2,249,196||$8,856,996|
|New Zealand and Fiji||27 Nov 2008||$1,033,923||$3,015,992|
|Nigeria||7 Nov 2008||$82,270||$283,462|
|Norway||7 Nov 2008||$2,241,408||$6,699,109|
|Oman||6 Nov 2008||$33,247||$85,745|
|Peru||19 Nov 2008||$254,538||$539,450|
|Philippines||5 Nov 2008||$1,095,305||$2,175,414|
|Poland||7 Nov 2008||$1,676,943||$4,999,618|
|Portugal and Angola||6 Nov 2008||$858,528||$2,521,917|
|Qatar||6 Nov 2008||$93,202||$219,438|
|Romania||7 Nov 2008||$178,272||$558,042|
|Russia||6 Nov 2008||$9,552,399||$18,054,093|
|Serbia and Montenegro||6 Nov 2008||$73,754||$190,398|
|Singapore||5 Nov 2008||$1,277,218||$2,477,339|
|Slovakia||6 Nov 2008||$121,607||$338,578|
|Slovenia||6 Nov 2008||$195,127||$496,131|
|South Africa||19 Nov 2008||$584,801||$1,983,685|
|South Korea||5 Nov 2008||$4,381,159||$11,562,123|
|Spain||21 Nov 2008||$5,196,500||533||$12,029,112|
|Sweden||31 Oct 2008||$2,759,243||149||$8,990,483|
|Switzerland||5 Nov 2008||$3,910,795||172 (Nationwide)||$10,702,249|
|Switzerland (French region)||5 Nov 2008||$830,309||172 (Nationwide)||$2,004,213|
|Switzerland (German region)||6 Nov 2008||$2,997,479||172 (Nationwide)||$8,522,377|
|Switzerland (Italian region)||7 Nov 2008||$83,007||172 (Nationwide)||$175,659|
|Syria||20 Nov 2008||$5,063||$35,860|
|Taiwan||7 Nov 2008||$1,292,390||$3,685,154|
|Thailand||5 Nov 2008||$1,427,599||$3,044,260|
|Turkey||7 Nov 2008||$592,520||$1,881,279|
|Ukraine||6 Nov 2008||$1,063,396||$2,026,217|
|United Arab Emirates||6 Nov 2008||$997,501||37||$2,060,077|
|Uruguay||26 Dec 2008||$55,943||$92,992|
|Venezuela||5 Dec 2008||$416,109||75||$1,155,619|
|Vietnam||14 Nov 2008||$153,542||$451,191|
1Central Africa – (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paragua)
2East Africa – (Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda)
3France – (and Algeria, Monaco, Morocco and Tunisia)
4Lesser Antilles – (Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, and St. Lucia, St. Vincent)
UK – Detailed Reports
WEEK 1: Record-breaking was the name of the game when it came to the box office debut of Quantum of Solace in the UK. After a glamorous world premiere at the Odeon Cinema in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday, 29 October, regional screenings then followed on Thursday (30th). The film went on general release on Friday the 31st and debuted with $8 million (£4.94 million)–surpassing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to become the biggest Friday opening of all time in the UK.
The final weekend total for the film (after opening on 1,150 screens) stood at $25.3 million (£15.7 million), making Quantum of Solace the biggest three-day opening ever in the UK.
In comparison, Casino Royale had a UK opening day and weekend total of, respectively, £1.7 million and £13.49 million.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, ‘We are absolutely delighted that Quantum of Solace has broken box office records in the UK and would like to thank the British public for going to the cinema in such incredible numbers to see James Bond in his 22nd adventure.’
WEEK 2: The second weekend of release saw Quantum of Solace expanding to 61 markets in total around the world and once again the UK was the top earner box office-wise.
Bookers were keenly watching this second weekend of business, with early estimates hoping for a drop-off of no more than 50%. The Bond film surpassed expectations yet again, taking in a stunning $15.1 million (£9.6 million), declining just 40%. The cumulative total stands at an impressive $50 million (£32 million).
WEEK 3: Quantum of Solace played in 67 markets around the world during its third weekend and yet again, the UK was the biggest holdover. The film pulled in $8.6 million (a 41% drop from the previous weekend) from 1,218 screens, bringing the cumulative total up to $64.1 million.
WEEK 4: For the fourth straight frame, Quantum of Solace remained strong at the UK box office, pulling in $4.4 million over the weekend (down 44% from the previous frame. To date, the film has taken in more than $71 million.
WEEK 5: Quantum of Solace came in second place overall during its fifth weekend in the UK. Falling 47% to $2.4 million, the film’s cumulative total stands at a strong $75.5 million. Holiday opener Four Christmases came in first with $3.5 million.
WEEK 6: The competition continued during the sixth weekend of UK business for Quantum of Solace. The film grossed about $2 million, bringing its cumulative total to $77.4 million.
WEEK 7: In its seventh weekend in the UK, Quantum of Solace brought its cumulative total up to an $78.1 million.
WEEK 8: The UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to $78.8 million in the eighth week.
WEEK 9: The UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to an estimated $79.1 million (roughly £54.6 million) in the nineth week.
WEEK 10: During the 10th week of box office business, the UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to $79.9 million.
WEEK 11: Quantum of Solace helped make 2008 a record year for box office returns in the UK with a year-end £51 million total (ranking second overall–Mamma Mia! grabbed first with £69 million). As of the 11th weekend, it’s cumulative total stands just over the $80 million mark.
WEEK 12: The Quantum of Solace total in the UK grew to $80.2 million.
WEEK 13: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace is $80.2 million.
WEEK 14: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 15: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 16: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 17: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace is $80.2 million.
WEEK 18 – FINAL: The final overall total for Quantum of Solace in the UK: $80,805,643.
US – Detailed Reports
WEEK 1: James Bond made his debut in the United States and what a debut it was. Soaring past expectations and previous records, Quantum of Solace grossed an absolutely phenomenal $67.5 million opening weekend. This total put Quantum of Solace above and beyond the previous number one opening weekend record-holder in the series, 2002’s Die Another Day (which debuted with $47.1 million) as well as the $40.8 million debut for Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale two years ago.
Industry expectations had pegged a US debut between $50-60 million for the Bond film, but Quantum‘s $27 million take on Friday alone was a sign that 007 was aiming much higher at the box office.
Unlike the incredibly close competition between Royale and those nagging penguins two years ago, Quantum of Solace ruled alone this weekend. The closest competitor was Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which took in $36.1 million in its second weekend of release.
Opening weekend audience was comprised of 54% males, with 58% of patrons age 25 and older.
WEEK 2: The competition came on strong during the second weekend for Quantum of Solace. While the vampire romance Twilight easily walked away in first place with a $69.6 million weekend, James Bond managed to cling onto the #2 spot with $26.7 million (just beating Disney’s Bolt, which debuted with $26.2 million).
Despite dropping 60% from the film’s stunning $67.5 million debut, this second weekend of business saw Quantum of Solace surpass the $100 million barrier faster than any other film in the 007 series. The cumulative total stood at $108.7 million at the end of the weekend.
‘We’re in great shape. We’re way ahead of where we were with Casino Royale,’ Sony domestic distribution president Rory Bruer said at the time.
WEEK 3: Many newer competitors battled against James Bond for the US box office during Quantum‘s third weekend of release. Overall, the 007 film came in fourth place with a respectable $19.5 million take (down 27% from the previous frame). The film took in $8.2 million alone on Friday, up 80% from Thanksgiving Day and down just 3% from the same day last week.
Beating the Bond film, which expanded to 3,501 theatres in total earlier in the week, was new release Four Christmases and Twilight and Bolt in second and third, respectively.
WEEK 4: The competition remained strong at the box office for the fourth US weekend. Quantum of Solace fell one spot to rank fifth overall, pulling in $6.6 million over the weekend. Its cumulative total stands at $151.6 millon, which Reuters pointed out was about $12 million ahead (inflation unadjusted) of where Casino Royale was at the same point in its run in 2006.
WEEK 5: In its fifth weekend at the US box office, Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film finished sixth place overall (a drop of one spot from last week), falling 43% to $3.7 million. The film’s theatre count was heavily slashed by 788 screens from last weekend to 2,635.
Quantum‘s cumulative total stands at $157.6 million in the US, getting closer each day to the franchise record of $167.5 million, held by 2006’s Casino Royale.
WEEK 6: Quantum of Solace grossed an estimated $2.2 million over its sixth US weekend, down 42% from the previous session and ranking 10th overall. The theatre count also dropped by 761 screens, leaving the total at 1,874. The film’s cumulative total stands at $161.2 million.
With this latest weekend gross, the 22nd James Bond film surpassed (inflation not adjusted) the US total for Die Another Day, which brought in $160.9 million overall.
WEEK 7: Quantum of Solace pulled in $1.45 million in its seventh US weekend, down 29% from last weekend and finally fell out of the top ten overall (007 ranked 18th this time around). Theatre counts also took a hit, falling 983 to 891 locations total.
The film’s cumulative total in the US stands at $164.3 million, closer and closer to the $167.4 million record set by Casino Royale two years ago.
WEEK 8: An additional $1.1 million was grossed over the film’s eighth weekend in the US, with theatre counts remaining the same at 891 in total. This gross represented a drop of 19% from the previous weekend, with Quantum of Solace ranking 20th overall.
The cumulative total in the US stands at $166.9 million, meaning that the Casino Royale record of $167.4 million will likely be broken quite soon.
WEEK 9: This latest week of business finally saw Quantum of Solace surpass the previous $167.4 million record held by Casino Royale to become the highest grossing James Bond film in the United States (note that the official press release lists $167.1 million as the final Royale gross).
Theatre counts dropped once more, leaving Quantum playing in 357 locations. It’s cumulative gross stands at $167.5 million.
WEEK 10: Theatre counts for Quantum of Solace dropped once again, but this time only by 28 theatres, leaving 007 playing at 329 locations. Ranked 30th overall in its tenth weekend of business, the film grossed $395,678 to bring its cumulative total up to $168 million.
WEEK 11: Ranking 31st overall over the weekend, Quantum of Solace grossed $225,000 to bring it’s cumulative total to $168.3 million. Theatre counts fell once again (this time by 57), leaving the 22nd James Bond film playing on 272 screens.
WEEK 12 – FINAL: The final US gross for Quantum of Solace: $168,368,427.
International – Detailed Reports
WEEK 1: Quantum of Solace only opened in two territories besides the UK during its first weekend of release, France and Sweden. The film smashed the 007 series’ records in both countries, taking in $10.6 million total from 824 sites in France and $2.7 million from 149 sites in Sweden.
Combined with the UK opening weekend numbers, the overall first weekend total for the film stands at an impressive $38.6 million, earning it the #1 spot at the box office.
WEEK 2: If the first weekend of box office business offered a preview of the success Quantum of Solace promised at its international markets, then the second weekend was when 007 truly delivered. The film went on general release in an additional 58 territories and managed the stunning achievement of opening better than Casino Royale in every single one of them. To further emphasize this, 13 of these opens actually did double what Royale did two years ago.
Counting all 61 territories, the film took in a whopping $106.5 million at 9,870 playdates, making it the 11th biggest international weekend ever. This take also propelled Quantum to the #2 spot of largest international weekends of 2008, behind behind the $146.6 debut of Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The film grossed more than triple the combined foreign take for the next four entries on the list: High School Musical 3, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Body of Lies, and Saw V.
The average gross per location was a strong $10,790. Germany was the best new opening overall for the film, with a weekend gross of $14.8 million.
The record breaking continued as well with Bond posting the top opening ever in Switzerland at $3.8 million, Finland at $1.7 million and the United Arab Emirates at $1 million along with Nigeria, Romania and Slovenia. The film also managed the second best ever in both China and India for an international film with its $9.1 million and $3.7 million deubuts, respectively.
007 held strong for its second weekend in France and Sweden as well, declining 46% to $5.7 million and 42% to $1.4 million in the latter.
WEEK 3: Quantum of Solace remained the number one film internationally for the third straight weekend, earning $56.1 million from 10,460 screens in 67 markets.
Despite a near 50% drop-off from last weekend’s astronomical performance, Quantum of Solace opened or remained in the number one spot in 61 of the 67 markets it played in, bringing its cumulative international total up to $251.6 million.
New locations for the film included Mexico and Hungary, where–unsurprisingly–Bond rewrote the series’ record books. Quantum of Solace took in $2.4 million from 505 screens in the former and $430,000 from 34 sites (equalling a strong per-screen average of $12,647) in the latter.
Besides the strong holdover sales in the UK, Germany proved to be a winning location for the film yet again with weekend sals of $8.3 million (down 37% from last week) from 1,120 sites for a cumulative total of $26.4 million. The Bond film held strong in several other markets, including Switzerland, down just 20% to $2.4 million, South Korea down 39% to $2.1 million, Holland down 30% to $1.6 million and Brazil down 36% to $1.4 million.
In China, Quantum fell 41% to $4 million, 62% in Russia to $3.6 million and 52% in France to $3 million (it’s cumulative total in this country after three strong weekends stands at $26.7 million).
After just two to three weekends in release, depending on the market location, Quantum already managed to surpass the final market totals of Casino Royale in the following locations: France, China, Korea, Russia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.
WEEK 4: Quantum of Solace ruled the international box office for the fourth straight weekend in a row, pulling in $40.6 million at 10,400 playdates in 72 markets.
With a cumulative international total a little over $308 million, Quantum landed in the sixth highest spot for 2008 and 56th on the all-time list.
The biggest opening this weekend went to Austrailia, where the film debuted with $7.9 million–44% higher than Casino Royale‘s debut. Spain was another new market and Quantum of Solace managed to take in $5.1 milion–surpassing the previous Royale record by 36%.
In Germany, Bond fell 47% to $4.3 million for a $32.3 million total and in France, fell 45% to $1.7 million for a $28.8 million total. The film dropped 63% to $1.3 million in China, while South Korea declined 47% to $1.1 million and Switzerland fell 49% to $1 million. With a cumulative total of $8.1 million in Switzerland, Quantum of Solace became the highest-grossing film this year in that market.
WEEK 5: Yet again, Quantum of Solace proved that James Bond is indeed a worldwide icon by winning its fifth consecutive international box office. The film took in $20.1 million at 8,755 playdates in 73 markets, joining Mamma Mia! (which starred former 007 Pierce Brosnan) as the only two films of the year to win five international weekends.
The box office victory for Bond was easy once again, despite a 50% drop due to new competition and only one new debut around the world (a 27 November opening in New Zealand). To date, the 22nd Bond entry has grossed $340.5 million internationally (not counting the US numbers).
In its second Australian frame, Quantum of Solace slid 64% to $2.8 million, taking silver medal thanks to the solid $5 million launch of Baz Luhrmann’s aptly-titled Australia.
Other notable numbers for 007 included a $2.3 million take in its fourth German frame for a cumulative total of $35.3 million and $2.1 million in its second Spanish weekend.
WEEK 6: After five straight weekends of being number one, Quantum of Solace finally fell to second place internationally after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa rolled out around the world to great success.
007 grossed a solid $10.8 million from 6,350 screens in 72 markets, bringing its international cumulative total to $357.7 million. This total, combined with the the US gross during the same weekend, pushed the worldwide box office total for Quantum of Solace over the $500 million mark–the 61st film overall to hit the milestone.
The sole new opening for Quantum was in Venezuela, where it brought in $415,000 from 75 screens, hailed by Sony as 98% bigger than the comparable bow for Casino Royale. Notable market grosses to date included $30.8 million in France and $37.1 million in Germany.
WEEK 7: Internationally, Quantum of Solace came in third place overall, behind The Day the Earth Stood Still and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
The James Bond film continued to play strong at 4,200 screens in 70 markets, where it grossed $5.2 million, bringing its international total to roughly $367 million. The sole new opening was in the Dominican Republic, with a weekend gross of $70,262.
WEEK 8: Internationally, Quantum of Solace pulled in $2.2 million over the weekend from 2,730 screens in 68 markets, falling out of the top five internationally for the first time. Theatre counts for the film were heavily slashed after last weekend, when it grossed $5.2 million from 4,200 screens.
This was also the first weekend without a single new opening for the Bond film around the world. It’s cumulative international stands at $372.7 million.
WEEK 9: As was the case for the previous weekend, Quantum of Solace again grossed $2.2 million internationally–this time from 2,225 screens in 61 markets (down from the 2,730 a week ago). The film’s international total stands at an estimated $374.9 million.
The Bond film’s single new opening was in Uruguay, leaving Japan now as the final territory left for Quantum to debut in.
WEEK 10: The international total for Quantum of Solace stands at roughly the $382 million mark. Following up last weekend’s opening in Uruguay, the final territory left for the film is Japan on 24 January.
WEEK 11: Quantum of Solace ended up as the top box officer earner of 2008 in Germany and fourth overall in Australia. To date, the cumulative international total stands just shy of $384 million.
WEEK 12: The cumulative Quantum of Solace international total stands at $384.3 million, with the film’s Japan opening taking place this upcoming Friday (23 January).
WEEK 13: The international box office for Quantum of Solace got a boost this weekend thanks to an opening in Japan, the final territory for the 22nd James Bond film. The film grossed $6.4 million there over the weekend, soaring past the previous opening record of $3.2 million held by 2006’s Casino Royale. The cumulative international total stands at $391.5 million.
WEEK 14: The international box office for 007 grew an additional $7 million, the overwhelming majority of it coming from Japan, where Quantum of Solace entered into its second weekend of business. This boost in business brought the international total (non-US) for the film to just under the $400 million mark cumulatively.
WEEK 15: The fifthteenth weekend of business saw Quantum of Solace surpass the $400 million mark thanks to an additional $3.3 million in box office business, the majority of it coming from Japan.
WEEK 16: An additional $2.5 million was added to the international box office total for Quantum of Solace, once again the overwhelming majority of this coming from the film’s mid-January opening in Japan.
WEEK 17: Roughly $1.5 million was added to the international box office total for Quantum of Solace, bringing the film’s total (not counting US) up to $405.5 million.
WEEK 18: Japan contributed almost all of the roughly $1 million that was added to Quantum‘s international box office over the weekend.
WEEK 19: About half a million dollars was added to the international total to bring it up to a cumulative $407 million.
WEEK 20: The international total for Quantum of Solace grew to roughly $407.5 million.
WEEK 21: The international total for Quantum of Solace remains around the $407 million mark.
WEEK 22: Japan added in a limited amount of box office business with the cumulative international total for Quantum of Solace at the $407 million mark.
WEEK 23 – FINAL: More (limited) box office business from Japan and updated figures brought the cumulative international total for Quantum of Solace to the $417 million mark.
- Estimate #1: Bookers predict a UK opening weekend of $21 million (£13 million).
- Reality: Quantum of Solace exceeds expectatons, grossing a record-breaking $25.3 million (£15.7 million).
- Estimate #2: Mark Zucker, Sony’s president of international distribution, predicts Quantum of Solace will gross roughly $80 million internationally during its second weekend of release (entering 58 new markets).
- Reality: Quantum of Solace exceeds expectatons, taking in $106.5 million.
- Estimate #3: Industry experts predict a US opening weekend gross of $50 million+, with the possibility of hitting $60 million not ruled out.
- Reality: Quantum of Solace exceeds expectatons and breaks records, taking in $67.5 million.
- Estimate #4: Industry experts predict Quantum of Solace will surpass Casino Royale‘s final US gross of $167.5 million to become the biggest Bond film at the box office.
- Reality: Quantum of Solace proves this estimate to be true, becoming the highest grossing James Bond film in the US on 8 January 2009.
- Estimate #5: Industry experts predict Quantum of Solace will surpass Casino Royale‘s final international (not counting US) gross of $426.7 million to become the biggest Bond film at the box office.
- Reality: Not met.
- Estimate #6: Industry experts predict Quantum of Solace will surpass Casino Royale‘s worldwide grand total ($594.2 million) to become the highest grossing James Bond film ever.
- Reality: Not met.
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