1. James Bond Seeking Solace At The Box Office

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-10-26
    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    As we enter the final week leading up to the world premiere of Quantum of Solace, all eyes have been turning to the numerous advanced reviews for the 22nd James Bond film and box office predictions are starting to roll in.

    According to the Times, Daniel Craig’s second 007 film is going to have its work cut out for it in terms of matching the astronomical success of Casino Royale two years ago.

    Record-breaking and box office seemed to go hand-in-hand when it came to describing Casino Royale‘s success. It managed a spot in the all time biggest UK weekend openings with a £13.5 million (about $25.5 million) take (even it’s UK opening day profit of £1.7 million [about $3.4 million] was a record for the Bond series).

    Casino Royale then went on to become the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK with a final gross of £55.3 million (~$109 million), the highest grossing Bond film in the US, the most successful Bond film overseas and–to be expected–the highest grossing Bond film of all time, with a grand total of $594 million. Extensive coverage of Casino Royale at the box office is located here.

    Naturally, distributor Sony Pictures will be keeping a close eye on Quantum‘s opening weekend in the UK to see how it measures up.

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