‘Quantum’ sets U.S. box office record

Sony feature becomes highest grossing Bond

Sony and MGM’s “Quantum of Solace” has surpassed previous installment “Casino Royale” to become the top-grossing James Bond pic of all time at the North American box office.

“Quantum” reached the milestone Wednesday, posting a cume of $167.1 million, according to Rentrak. “Casino Royale” cumed $167 million.

“Quantum” is nearing the end of its theatrical run, but continues to play in nearly 900 theaters.

Overseas, “Quantum” — which has yet to bow in Japan — has grossed $382.9 million.

MGM now takes over the Bond franchise.

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