New Bond: $160M In 10 Days Overseas

MGM/Sony’s Quantum Of Solace was the #1 film in every international territory where it opened this week. Its box office grosses also have been bigger in every territory than Casino Royale, which was Daniel Craig’s debut as 007, with 13 countries doubling the 21st Bond pic’s earnings. The sequel (No. 22) has now opened in 60 countries on 9,870 screens for a $106.5M weekend and new 10-day cume of $160.3M with the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and Japan still to go. There should be $200M in the bank by the time Quantum Of Solace debuts in North America Friday. It enjoyed a record-setting debut in the UK, France and Sweden last weekend. Then on Wednesday it had the 2nd biggest opening day ever for a non-Chinese picture in China (behind Spider-Man 3) and scored the 9th biggest opening day ever in The Phillippines, the 4th biggest opening day ever in Indonesia, and 2008’s biggest opening day in Belgium. On Thursday, it had India’s biggest opening day of 2008 and the second biggest opening day ever for a non-Indian film (behind Spider-Man 3). Over this weekend, Quantum Of Solace scored within the Top 20 openings of all time in 35 territories.

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