1. 'Quantum of Solace' Remains #1 Internationally

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-11-23

    As expected, Quantum of Solace yet again ruled the international box office this weekend.

    Variety reports that James Bond took in $40.6 million at 10,400 playdates in 72 markets.

    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    To date, Quantum of Solace has grossed $309 million internationally (not including the US take), putting it into the sixth highest spot for 2008 and 56th on the all-time list. Daniel Craig’s first 007 film, Casino Royale managed $426 million overall in 2006/07–a number Quantum of Solace is eventually expected to surpass.

    The biggest Bond opening this weekend went to Austrailia, where Quantum of Solace opened with $7.9 million–44% higher than Casino Royale‘s debut. The film’s $5.1 million debut in Spain also beat Royale by 36%.

    In its fourth UK frame, Quantum remained strong with $4.4 million, down 44%, for a cumulative take of $71.4 million.

    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.

    With James Bond playing throughout theatres around the world, there are only a few countries where Quantum has yet to open. This upcoming weekend will see the film debut in New Zealand. December openings in Venezuela and Uruguay and a Japanese debu in January will bring things to a close. will keep you updated with all the latest Quantum of Solace coverage, including box office reports and more.

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