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Quantum of Solace shatters UK box office opening weekend record

Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace

Story by Jack Foley

QUANTUM Of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, made box office history for a second time at the weekend (October 31 to November 2, 2009) 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 & The Goblet of Fire, which took £14.93million.

The figures mean that the latest instalment from the longest-running franchise in film history has become 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 three-day weekend.

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

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented: “We’re 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.

Read our review of Quantum of Solace or find out more about the opening day record