Stolen from somewhere:
BO UPDATE (Early estimates)
QOS GROSSES MASSIVE $106.5 Mil IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS
CURRENT TOTAL = $160.3
James Bond is dominating the foreign box office as "Quantum of Solace" grossed $106.5 million at 9,870 playdates in 60 territories -- the 11th biggest international weekend ever.
Sony-MGM's Bondpic, which opened in the U.K., France and Sweden last weekend, has cumed $160.3 million internationally in its first 10 days.
The weekend number for "Solace" was the second largest international weekend in 2008, trailing only the $146.6 million debut of "Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." It still has four major markets to open.
"Solace" opened bigger than "Casino Royale," which cumed $429 million overseas, in all 57 new markets. And in 13 territories, the Daniel Craig vehicle more than doubled the "Casino" launch.
"Solace" also posted the top openings ever in Finland, Nigeria, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates and the second highest number in India, Kenya and Latvia. Its Chinese launch was the second largest ever for a non-Chinese pic.
"Quantum" opens Friday in North America.
Mexico will also open Friday, followed by Australia on Nov. 19, Spain on Nov. 21 and Japan on Jan. 24.
The U.K. generated the top "Solace" number, declining 40% in its second frame to $15.1 million for a 10-day cume of $50.3 million. Germany led the openers with $15 million followed by Russia and China with $9.1 million each, South Korea with $4.5 million, Italy with $4.3, Switzerland with $3.8 million, India with $3.5 million, Denmark with $2.9 million, Norway with $2.3 and Holland with $2.2 million.
The second French frame declined 46% to $5.7 million for a 10-day cume of $20.5 million
I thought Twilight opens before Thanksgiving? Any ideas what the reviews are for Twilight? 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.
My fiancee is a big Twilight fan, I know Stephanie Meyer's books are hogging the best selling lists. Plus, there seems to be a lot of awareness. I mean every bookstore has a special display for her latest book and the readers are so avid they like to talk about it. I do think there is some of the same demographic. I mean the date movie, and Craig put sex appeal back into Bond. Plus all the time the media and the public are talking about Twilight, they aren't talking about Bond. But who knows if it will be a big hit or not? The people buying tickets early may be only the same ones who reserved the Twilight books early. I don't know about reviews. There is a discussion about Twilight on Mojo if you are interested in what box office nuts are saying!
Twilight should do good biz, but not as big as Bond and won't have near the legs. Just a hunch.