Sony's "Quantum of Solace" hit paydirt in Europe with socko openings in major and minor markets and gritty holds on home turf in the U.K. and in France.
"Quantum of Solace" dominated the Korean box office over the weekend, beating local hit "My Wife Got Married."
By this time last year, a number of specialty films hoping to join the awards parade had already debuted.
There was no escaping the strength of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" as it bowed domestically to an estimated $63.5 million from 4,056 theaters.
James Bond blew away foreign box office rivals as "Quantum of Solace" gunned down $106.5 million at 9,870 playdates in 60 territories -- the 11th biggest international weekend ever.
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.
James Bond installment "Quantum of Solace" continued to conquer the international box office Friday, grossing $38 million and expanding into 9,870 theaters in 60 territories.
There was no escaping the strength of DreamWorks Animation-Paramount's "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," which opened Friday in 4,056 theaters to gross a hefty $17.5 million.
The latest Bond installment "Quantum of Solace" grossed a socko $24.4 million from 1,150 runs in its opening in the U.K. over the Oct. 31-Nov. 2 weekend, breaking the record launch of "Harry Potter…
Bondpic "Quantum of Solace" guns for glory at the European box office this weekend where it expands widely after tasting early success last weekend in the U.K., France and Sweden.
DreamWorks Animation and Paramount open "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" in theaters today in what's expected to be a strong start to the holiday season. • Watch Trailer • Review