1. 'Quantum of Solace' Debuts Around The World

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-11-07
    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    As earlier reported on, this weekend sees the main thrust of Quantum of Solace in theatres all around the world.

    The 22nd James Bond film has expanded into 58 new territories, including almost all of Europe and much of Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

    Variety reports that the 007 film launches in Italy at 489 sites with mixed reviews and solid, but not spectacular expectations.

    Sony with La Repubblica gave the film the thumbs up, but Corriere della Sera warned that ‘007 fans will be disconcerted’ by its lack of irony and playfulness, stating that ‘the pleasure of the Bond universe crumbles.’

    Germany is expected to be a much stronger market for Quantum of Solace, thanks to critical praise and a massive promotional push, including a recent premiere attended by Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and other cast and crew members.

    With generally no major competitors at the German theatres, Bond is expected to score big at the box office.

    The film is also doing solid business in India, where it opened to about 75% occupancy with roughly 600 prints. The Economic Times reports this was an improvement on Casino Royale‘s debut.

    Additionally, all eyes are on the UK box office, where Bond entering his second weekend of business. Following the film’s record-breaking opening and strong midweek business, bookers are hoping for a drop-off of 50% or less.

    Stay tuned to the main page for all the latest details as Quantum of Solace continues to open around the world. We’ll have all the latest fan and critic reactions, box office news and much more.

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