QoS hits $70.4 million opening weekend in U.S., Canada

The initial projections of a $70 million opening weekend for Quantum of Solace appear to have occurred.

Bloomberg News’s Michael White and James Callan write that QoS is estimated to sell $70.4 million in tickets in its opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada. The figure includes actual sales on Friday and Saturday with estimates for today. That’s the biggest opening for a Bond movie to date.

“The numbers are amazing,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers, told Bloomberg in an interview. “`Casino Royale’ ushered in a whole new era of Bond and `Quantum of Solace’ definitely capitalized on that. The re-imaging of the franchise has really worked.”

The entire story can be read HERE.

UPDATE: The Associated Press’s story (via Yahoo!) has some different quotes but the same facts. You can read that story RIGHT HERE.

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