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'Quantum of Solace' - Box Office Details


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#1 Qwerty

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:39 PM

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:49 PM

It'll be important to compare Euros/pounds with Euros/pounds in comparing QoS to CR's European grosses, as the US dollar has rebounded pretty strongly lately.

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 07:17 AM

I've been wondering what was the difference between GE and TND opening wkend ?

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:45 PM

It'll be important to compare Euros/pounds with Euros/pounds in comparing QoS to CR's European grosses, as the US dollar has rebounded pretty strongly lately.


Totally.

Casino Royale's $560-odd million box office results in US currency was inflated because of the US Dollar's weakness against the Pound, Euro and Canadian and Australian dollars back in December 2006.

Ticket sales are the purest measure of performance.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:24 AM

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#6 YOLT

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

Regarding the number of 38m$ I think we can argue that 300m$+ for Europe (UK and Russia included) is possible.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:35 PM

Some impressive numbers reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

Biggest by far of the three territories played by the latest Bond movie was the production's home base, the U.K., where "Quantum" dominated with $25.3 million from 1,150 situations for a whopping $22,000 per-screen average. It was the biggest three-day opening for any film in the U.K., surpassing by 35% the market opening of 2006's Bond installment "Casino Royale," according to Mark Zucker, Sony's president of international distribution.



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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:02 PM

For QoS to match CR in dollars at the UK box office, it'll need about £65 million, given today's exchange rates. That means it needs a total-to-debut ratio of about 4.25. The ratio for CR (which finished with £55.5 million) was about 4.85.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:25 PM

My estimates for UK are: (in dollars)

1 week: 25m
2 week: 50m
3 week: 67m
4 week: 80m
5 week: 88m
Last week :(: 115m

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:31 PM

For QoS to match CR in dollars at the UK box office, it'll need about £65 million, given today's exchange rates. That means it needs a total-to-debut ratio of about 4.25. The ratio for CR (which finished with £55.5 million) was about 4.85.


Yes. As I mentioned in another thread, they seem to have used the December 1, 2006 US$/GBP cross rate of 1.9812 to peg Casino Royale's UK box office in American Dollars.

Currently it's 1.5825, meaning that Q0S will need to sell 69.5 Million Pounds Sterling to match CR in US Dollar terms...as long as the foreign exchange rate remains 1.5825 on December 1, 2008...which in all probability it won't. Could be higher or lower by Dec 1.

Some Brits say Q0S won't sell the same amount of tickets as CR. Ticket price inflation could off set that however.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:53 PM

Currently it's 1.5825,

Which just goes to show you, we're still in the dark. My 1.6 figure was based on where it was not too long ago. Such a small difference in the rate can mean millions more or fewer pounds required to equal a given sum in dollars.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:45 AM

Official press release:

QUANTUM OF SOLACE
SHATTERS BOX OFFICE RECORDS
WITH £15.4 MILLION OPENING WEEKEND


LONDON: 3rd November, 2008, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the 22nd James Bond adventure, made box office history for a second time this weekend as it opened to an incredible £15.4million, at the UK box office making it the biggest weekend opening of all time. This smashes the previous record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took £14.93million.

QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the latest instalment from the longest running franchise in film history, becomes the most successful opening of any Bond film ever as it has also beaten the opening weekend figure for the last Bond movie, Casino Royale, which took £11.4m on its opening 3-day weekend.

QUANTUM OF SOLACE opened in 540 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on Friday 31st October and made box office history on its opening day in the UK, taking a staggering £4.94m and making it the biggest Friday opening of all time. It will release in the US on November 14th.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, "We are absolutely delighted that QUANTUM OF SOLACE has broken box office records in the UK and would like to thank the British public for going to the cinema in such incredible numbers to see James Bond in his 22nd adventure."

Produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, QUANTUM OF SOLACE is directed by Marc Forster and stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond. With a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Oscar® winner Paul Haggis, the film picks up the storyline just one hour after the end of CASINO ROYALE, marking the first direct sequel produced by EON Productions.


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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:49 PM

So nothing new ? I think we may hit 100m$ mark with this weekend and 200 with the next one (with US ofcourse)

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 04:55 PM

Once the US get it, the Box Office will be in meltdown! :(

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:02 PM

Once the US get it, the Box Office will be in meltdown! :(


Meltdown ? Why ? 150m+ for US is gurantee.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:14 PM

I will be pleased if QoS matches the $594 that CR pulled in. Anything on top of that will be a bonus IMHO.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 05:15 PM

So nothing new ? I think we may hit 100m$ mark with this weekend and 200 with the next one (with US ofcourse)


Box office numbers for this weekend probably won't become available until this Sunday.

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:00 PM

I check Box Office Mojo a lot, but films don't get listed untill released in the US it seems. However, QoS is featured in the list of 'openers 2008'. At the time I saw it, the movie ranked #82 and was released only in the UK, France and Sweden.

Edited by The ides of Mark, 08 November 2008 - 08:00 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:21 AM

I check Box Office Mojo a lot, but films don't get listed untill released in the US it seems. However, QoS is featured in the list of 'openers 2008'. At the time I saw it, the movie ranked #82 and was released only in the UK, France and Sweden.


Yep, this weekend is when the film rolls out pretty much everwhere around the world.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 04:19 AM

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Film grosses $38 million internationally on Friday


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:01 AM

It's difficult to judge how Q0S is doing right now given that the weak US dollar in late 2006 masked Casino Royale's foreign returns.

The much weaker USD back then meant that the International box office numbers for CR were higher/inflated in relation to what they would be if Casino Royale was released now.

The best way to judge is to have out-right ticket sales being the determining factor. This metric would eliminate things such as ticket price inflation and global currency fluctuations.

What is certain is that they spent much more money on Q0S than CR - the budget being ~ US$200 million v US$ 150 million - so they definitely need to generate more box office numbers in dollar terms to be economically as profitable as in '06.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:52 AM

Much as I love this film (seen it 3 times now) and others seem to on forums such as this; feedback from general audiences has been pretty poor IME - despite the stellar opening I think word of mouth could pretty quickly stop this achieving CR type box office.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 01:53 PM

By the end of next weekend I think QOS will mark 300m$ or even 350m$. 500m$ will be complete with the end of November. So 650m$ seems the final amount.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:06 PM

By the end of next weekend I think QOS will mark 300m$ or even 350m$. 500m$ will be complete with the end of November. So 650m$ seems the final amount.


I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Casino Royale had a weak US Dollar working for it's International numbers...and strong 'word of mouth'. We need to see how each element falls out for this movie before settling on a number. But I admire your optimism. :(

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

By the end of next weekend I think QOS will mark 300m$ or even 350m$. 500m$ will be complete with the end of November. So 650m$ seems the final amount.


I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Casino Royale had a weak US Dollar working for it's International numbers...and strong 'word of mouth'. We need to see how each element falls out for this movie before settling on a number. But I admire your optimism. :(


I dont think that its optimism. 130m$ end of Friday, by 12 pm Sunday it will be about 180m$ or near 200m$. With US making 50m$ on the opening weekend the 300m$ seems gurantee not just optimistic.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 02:45 PM

By the end of next weekend I think QOS will mark 300m$ or even 350m$. 500m$ will be complete with the end of November. So 650m$ seems the final amount.


I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Casino Royale had a weak US Dollar working for it's International numbers...and strong 'word of mouth'. We need to see how each element falls out for this movie before settling on a number. But I admire your optimism. :(


I dont think that its optimism. 130m$ end of Friday, by 12 pm Sunday it will be about 180m$ or near 200m$. With US making 50m$ on the opening weekend the 300m$ seems gurantee not just optimistic.


It's not the first two weekends that determine things. "Word of mouth" has an impact. PLUS we don't know where the US Dollar will be pegged vs the major currencies on Dec 1, 08.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:08 PM

By the end of next weekend I think QOS will mark 300m$ or even 350m$. 500m$ will be complete with the end of November. So 650m$ seems the final amount.


I think you're getting ahead of yourself. Casino Royale had a weak US Dollar working for it's International numbers...and strong 'word of mouth'. We need to see how each element falls out for this movie before settling on a number. But I admire your optimism. :(


I dont think that its optimism. 130m$ end of Friday, by 12 pm Sunday it will be about 180m$ or near 200m$. With US making 50m$ on the opening weekend the 300m$ seems gurantee not just optimistic.


I think you could be right, except it will be more like 150m today worldwide. 300m after next weekend including opening in USA is not unreasonable. 500 ny end of month is not so far fetched with Thanksgiving USA coming up. It looks unlikely not to beat Casino worldwide despite mixed word of mouth and a stronger dollar.

My name is Bond Bug on Box Office Mojo too. You would be welcome to join.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

My name is Bond Bug on Box Office Mojo too. You would be welcome to join.


What's the early betting line on BO Mojo for Domestic, Bond Bug? Or are they holding off on any predictions?

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:41 PM

My name is Bond Bug on Box Office Mojo too. You would be welcome to join.


What's the early betting line on BO Mojo for Domestic, Bond Bug? Or are they holding off on any predictions?


No official Mojo predictions, but most people posting predict over 200m.

Bear in mind Casino wasn't even number one when it opened and took "only" around 40m, just behind Happy Feet.

Madagascar 2 has just opened big at around $60m

Next week there is NO new competition that will be any threat.

Personally I think Bond will open with at least $60 and take at least 230m

Thanksgiving has Twilight, outselling Bond many times on early tickets. Fandango said it was 63% of ticket sales. So that could take the limelight away from Bond.


Here are some discussions that will be continued in earnest next week:


http://www.boxoffice...o...c&start=420

http://www.boxoffice...pic.htm?t=73432

Box Office Mojo would welcome you and others from this site!

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 05:55 PM

I thought Twilight opens the week before Thanksgiving?

Any ideas what the reviews are for Twilight or is it a review-proof product this time around?

It's likely that there won't be a demographic overlap because more younger females are likely to see Twilight just as more younger males are likely to see Quantum Of Solace.

I think the quantum leap in box office for Q0S this time is likely to come from US Domestic...as opposed to the quantum leap coming from International for CR.

[My view is that the strength of DC being more known in the US will be just as important a positive factor for Q0S's US tally as the USD strength will be an offsetting negative factor for Q0S's International numbers.]




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