The new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, got off to a big start on home turf Friday, taking $8 million (£4.94 million) on its first day at U.K. theaters.
Variety says the big day one haul, which was powered by lots of advance ticket sales, makes “Solace” the biggest Friday opening of all time in the U.K.
The previous Friday best was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which earned $6.5 million (£4 million). Casino Royale did $4.7 million on its opening Friday but, unlike “Solace,” it had Thursday previews.
Quantum of Solace doesn’t open in North America until November 14.