2 Nov 2008

New Bond film smashes opening-day sales record

8:10 am on 2 November 2008

The new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, debuted in Britain on Saturday morning to record one-day ticket sales of $13.7 million.

The total tops Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the previous record holder with an opening day haul of $11.2 million in 2005, and it is significantly more than the first-day total for the last Bond flick, Casino Royale" (2006), distributors Columbia said.

In Quantum of Solace British super spy Bond, played by Daniel Craig, is on a mission across South America and Europe to stop an eco-terrorist from controlling precious natural resources, and he wants to learn why the woman he loved in Casino Royale betrayed him.

Quantum of Solace will open in New Zealand on November 27.