1. 'Quantum of Solace' Is #2 Overall For Europe Admissions In 2008

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-05-14

    James Bond and ABBA led the pack for film admissions throughout Europe in 2008.

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in 'Quantum of Solace'

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    Variety reports that cinema attendance in Europe held steady last year, according to figures released Monday by the European Audiovisual Observatory.

    Admissions rose 0.5% compared to 2007, totaling 924 million across the 27 states of the European Union.

    In second place overall was Quantum of Solace with 27.5 million admissions. Mamma Mia! took the top spot with 33.7 million admissions.

    As earlier reported on, Daniel Craig’s second 007 adventure was Germany’s top box office earner in 2008 and also contributed to a record year in the UK.

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