The latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, opened to large audiences on Friday in the U.K., taking in $8 million (£4.94 million) in its first day of release. That haul, which was made possible by lots of advance ticket sales, makes ‘Solace’ the biggest Friday opening of all time in the U.K.
The previous Friday best was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which earned $6.5M (£4 million). The previous Bond film, Casino Royale, did $4.7 million inn its opening Friday, but unlike ‘Solace’, it had the benefit of Thursday previews. The film has a good shot at surpassing pre-release expections, which pegged the film doing $21 million (£13 million) over the weekend.
Quantum of Solace hits theaters in the US on November 14th.