Quantum of Solace shatters box office records with £15.4 million opening weekend

Quantum Of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, made box office history for a second time this weekend as it opened to an incredible £15.4million, at the UK box office making it the biggest weekend opening of all time. This smashes the previous record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took £14.93million.

Quantum Of Solace, the latest instalment from the longest running franchise in film history, becomes the most successful opening of any Bond film ever as it has also beaten the opening weekend figure for the last Bond movie, Casino Royale, which took £11.4m on its opening 3-day weekend.

Quantum Of Solace opened in 540 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday 31st October and made box office history on its opening day in the UK, taking a staggering £4.94m and making it the biggest Friday opening of all time. It will release in the US on November 14th.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We are absolutely delighted that Quantum Of Solace has broken box office records in the UK and would like to thank the British public for going to the cinema in such incredible numbers to see James Bond in his 22nd adventure.”

Produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Quantum Of Solace is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Oscar winner Paul Haggis, the film picks up the storyline just one hour after the end of Casino Royale, marking the first direct sequel produced by EON Productions.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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