Quantum of Solace, Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film, is on course to be another mega-hit for the franchise, as Box Office Mojo estimates the film took a stunning $27 million at its US opening yesterday.
The numbers are yet to be confirmed, but it’s clear that 007 convincingly beat off competition from Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($8.1 million) and Role Models ($3.76 million).
At $27 million, Quantum of Solace would have the 26th highest US opening day ever. The only 2008 release to top this opening would be The Dark Knight, which took a phenomenal $67 million when it opened in July; $27 million would place it above other 2008 big-hitters Sex And The City and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. It would also place it above The Bourne Ultimatum.
This opening puts Quantum of Solace on track to a weekend haul of approximately $70 million.
It would nearly double the opening day takings for Casino Royale. The current opening weekend 007 record-holder is Die Another Day, which took $47 million during its first three days in 2002.
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