James Bond returned with a record-setting opening at the international box office as Sony/MGM’s Quantum of Solace earned an impressive $38.6 million at 2,123 theaters in the U.K., France and Sweden, two weeks ahead of the domestic launch.
The British business for the film dazzled on Bond’s home turf with $25.3 million at 1,150, breaking the three-day launch record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and taking in a jaw-dropping 70% of the market. The Daniel Craig vehicle also set a Friday record with $8 million, 23% higher than “Goblet.”
The $10.6 million French launch for “Solace” set a Bond film record over three days, topping the five-day mark of Casino Royale by 16%. And the $2.7 million Swedish debut was the fourth-biggest ever in that market after the final “Lord of the Rings” film, “Goblet” and the third “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
In related news, we’ve linked to three more TV spots from the film which you can watch via this link!