International Audiences Bond with 'Quantum of Solace'

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.

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