Opening in the U.K. theaters ahead of its U.S. release, "Quantum of Solace" has got off to a lightning start on the overseas sales. Screened widely for the first time in the Great Britain on Friday, October 31, the 22nd installment of the James Bond movie has broken the U.K.'s biggest Friday opening of all time previously held by "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire".
Overshadowing the success of "Goblet of Fire", which raked in $6.5 million upon its November 2005 release, the Daniel Craig-starring action movie pulled in $7.9 million from its Friday opening alone. The amazing number of sales also surpassed what "Casino Royale" has earned on its first day in Britain as "Royale" garnered $4.7 million at the time.
Debuting also in France and Sweden on the same day of the U.K. release, "Quantum" has collected around $38.6 million from its international screening. It is expected to be opened in 57 other countries this week and arrive in the U.S. theaters on November 14 before making its way to the Australian theaters on November 19.
Picking up an hour after the end of "Royale", "Quantum" is directed by "Finding Neverland" helmer Marc Forster and follows Bond in a manipulative and dangerous mission of uncovering the truth behind the mysterious organization called Quantum. It will also feature Olga Kurylenko as Russian-Bolivian agent Camille, Mathieu Amalric as lead villain Dominic Greene, Gemma Arterton as MI6 Agent Strawberry Fields and Judi Dench as M.