‘Solace’ stirs Chinese audiences

Bond outing breaks box office records

James Bond’s latest outing “Quantum of Solace” has shaken and stirred Chinese auds, netting 11.4 million yuan ($1.67 million) on its opening day, the biggest opening day for a foreign pic this year.

It was the highest opening day ever for a movie, foreign or domestic, released in November and was shown on more than 1,000 screens, the biggest number of screens for a foreign film.

Pic is second only to “Spider-Man 3” for highest Wednesday opening for a foreign movie, and the latest installment of Bond took in 44% more than its predecessor, “Casino Royale,” did on its opening day. Indeed, “Quantum” accounted for 90.3% of China’s total B.O. on its opening day.

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