"Quantum of Solace" acheived the best opening weekend ever for a James Bond film in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film took in an estimated $70.4 million in domestic grosses over the weekend, which exceeded even the most optimistic prerelease projections.
The family comedy "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount, registered $36.1 million to land in second place over the weekend.
Overall, the weekend's $154 million in collective boxoffice across the industry marked a 48% improvement over the same weekend last year, according to Nielsen EDI.
Below are Box Office totals for the weekend of November 14-16, 2008, from Nielsen EDI.
|1||Quantum of Solace||SONY PICTURES||$67,528,882||$67.5|
|2||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||PARAMOUNT||$35,017,301||$116.9|
|4||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS||$5,656,162||$84.2|
|6||Zack and Miri||THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY||$3,146,312||$26.5|
|7||Soul Men||MGM STUDIOS||$2,350,141||$59.4|
|8||The Secret Life of Bees||FOX SEARCHLIGHT||$2,338,279||$33.6|
|10||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS||$1,579,080||$90.9|
|Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Nielsen EDI|