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Producers comment on record-breaking UK opening weekend box-office

04-Nov-2008 • Quantum Of Solace

"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.

Daniel Craig's second outing as 007 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.”

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