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Quantum of Solace enjoys biggest Friday opening in UK history

Quantum of Solace

Story by Jack Foley

QUANTUM Of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, has 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.

The figure’s shatter the previous record held by Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, which took £4.025m.

Quantum Of Solace, the latest installment from the longest running franchise in film history, has also beaten the opening day figure for the last Bond movie, Casino Royale, which took £2.9m on its opening day.

Quantum of Solace opened in 542 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday, October 31 and will release in the US on November 14.

Produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the film is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond.

The film has also attracted largely positive reviews, with the majority of UK critics hailing it as a strong progression of a story started in Casino Royale.

The film marks a number of firsts for the 007 franchise – it’s the first to follow-on immediately after the events of its predecessor; it’s the shortest Bond film in 007 history, and it’s the first not to feature the secret agent uttering the immortal phrase, “the name’s Bond, James Bond”.