As expected, the 22nd installment of the popular James Bond franchise topped the box office over the weekend. But "Quantum of Solace," did something no other Bond film had ever done.
With it's $70.4 million take over the weekned, "Quantum of Solace" became the biggest opening of any Bond film in history. The flick, starring Daniel Craig in his second appearance as the famed character, wasn't too well received by critics--including WTF--but it's not like you go to a Bond film expecting to see an Oscar-caliber screenplay.
Craig and Jeffrey Wright
The previous best opening for a Bond film was "Die Another Day," starring Pierce Brosnan, in his final go as Bond, and Halle Berry in that iconic bikini first worn by Ursula Andress in 1962's "Dr. No."
Last week's No. 1 "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," made just over half what it pulled in last weekend. The animated feature starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and others, earned an additional $36.1 million. It was followed by "Role Models," the still hot "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," "Changeling," "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," "Soul Men," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Saw V" and "The Haunting of Molly Hartley."
"Bees," which stars Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo and Dakota Fanning has remained in the Top 10 since it's Sept. 26 release and has grossed $33 million domoestically.