The latest installment of the James Bond franchise is off to a great start internationally.

'Solace' Delivers Overseas

on November 02, 2008 by BOXOFFICE Staff

According to Sony's weekend estimates, Quantum of Solace, which opened in the UK, France and Sweden this weekend, grabbed the equivalent of $38.6 million on 2,123 prints, generating more than $18,000 per print.

Here are statistics from those three locations:

U.K.'s Opening Numbers: The weekend estimate now sits at 15.4 million pounds, which is the biggest standard 3-day opening of all time, passing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 's 14.934 million. This is 35% bigger than the 11.427 million pounds launch of Casino Royale. Quantum captured a massive 70% of the U.K. box office this weekend.

France's Opening Numbers: Weekend estimate of 8.2 million euros beats Casino Royale 's 7.056 million by 16% for the biggest Bond launch ever, and in just 3 days. Casino Royale 's opening was during the standard French 5-day weekend.

Sweden's Opening Numbers: 18.1 million SEK 3-day weekend is that country's 4th biggest F-S-S opening ever, behind only Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (20.4), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (19.3), and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (19.0). Solace 's opening is 31% bigger than Casino Royale 's 13.821 million SEK launch.

Solace expands into 57 additional markets next weekend.

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