Quantum leap in revenue for the 22nd James Bond movie

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Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond movie and sequel of the 2006’ Casino Royale rakes in record-breaking profits in its weekend debut in America.

Featuring Daniel Craig as Bond, the movie directed by Marc Foster draws $70.4 million surpassing the $47 million earned by another 007 movie Die Another Day, the next best opening record of a Bond film starring Phil Brosnan in 2002.

According to CNN News.com/AP, latest ranking of top 10 box office hits estimated by ticket sales In US and Canada are as follows:

1. “Quantum of Solace,” $70.4 million.
2. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” $36.1 million.
3. “Role Models,” $11.7 million.
4. “High School Musical 3,” $5.9 million.
5. “Changeling,” $4.2 million.
6. “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” $3.2 million.
7. “Soul Men,” $2.43 million.
8. “The Secret Life of Bees,” $2.4 million.
9. “Saw V,” $1.8 million.
10. “The Haunting of Molly Harvey,” $1.6 million

Taking from where Casino Royale ended, the plot of the latest tinseltown’s escapist fantasy movie focuses on the British agent’s brooding effort to get back against criminals he believes are accountable for his former lover’s death. The movie based on Ian Fleming’s characters was filmed in 6 countries including location shootings in England, Chile, Panama, and Spain.

Recent reviews are mixed, but the film with an “average” satisfaction rating broke box-office records in UK, Switzerland, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Romania, and Slovenia. From its opening in UK in October to its weekend opening debut in USA on Friday, November 14, 2008, it grossed at total of $322,000,000 worldwide. (Photo Credits: Karen Ballard/Sony Pictures: Karen Ballard/Ap; ____; Los Angeles Times)=0=

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