It’s a phrase that seemed to accompany almost every single box office report for Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale two years ago and it’s back again: record-breaking.
Variety reports that Quantum of Solace got of to a momentous start in the UK yesterday with a stuning $8 million (£4.94 million) debut–the biggest Friday opening of all time in the UK.
In comparison, the previous record holder was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which had a $6.5 million (£4 million) opening. Along with Thursday previews, Casino Royale managed $4.7 in its opening day.
As earlier reported, bookers were predicting a UK weekend debut of $21 million (£13 million) for James Bond, but this incredibly strong opening day points to the possibility of Quantum surpassing these forecasts.
CommanderBond.net will be tracking all the box office numbers as Quantum continues to debut around the world in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned.
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