1. 'Quantum of Solace' Passes $500 Million Mark Worldwide

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-12-07

    Quantum of Solace broke the $500 million barrier at the box office this weekend.

    Daniel Craig is James Bond

    Daniel Craig is James Bond

    After dominating the international market for five straight weekends, Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film finally fell to second place after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa rolled out around the world this weekend to great success

    Quantum of Solace grossed a solid $10.8 million from 6,350 screens in 72 markets, bringing its international total to $357.8 million.

    The sole new opening for the 007 film was in Venezuela, where it brought in $415,000 from 75 screens, hailed by Sony as 98% bigger than the comparable bow for Casino Royale. Notable market grosses to date include $77.4 million in the UK, $30.8 million in France and $37.1 million in Germany.

    In the United States and Canada, Quantum grossed $6.6 million over the weekend, falling down one spot to fifth overall. Its cumulative total stands at $151.4 millon, which Reuters points out is about $12 million ahead (inflation unadjusted) of where Casino Royale was at the same point in its run in 2006.

    Two more worldwide openings remain on the schedule for Bond: Uruguay on 26 December and Japan on 24 January.

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