Although it won't open in the United States until Nov. 14, "Quantum of Solace" is already breaking international records.
Daniel Craig's second tour of James Bond duty made an estimated $38.6 million overseas in the weekend ending Sunday, Nov. 3, despite playing in only three markets.
According to media reports, "Quantum of Solace" made a whopping $25.3 million in the United Kingdom, easily breaking the three-day premiere record held by "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." The Bond film began its run with a record-breaking $8 million Friday (Oct. 31).
In France, "Quantum of Solace" added another $10.6 million, the market's best-ever Bond debut, beating out "Casino Royale." And in Sweden, the film's $2.7 million take was the fourth biggest launch ever.
Playing in 32 markets, "High School Musical 3" was second in foreign box office, bringing its overseas total to $85 million with a $25.9 million weekend.
Third place went to "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," which premiered to record-breaking takes in Russia and Ukraine and did $17.8 million.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times