Bond Takes Quantum Box Office Leap
Spy franchise shows no signs of fading
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2008 5:00 PM CST
"Quantum of Solace," the 22nd Bond flick, has raked in a total of $322 million internationally.    (AP Photo/Sony Pictures)
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(Newser) Quantum of Solace continued its Friday momentum and shattered the record for the best Bond weekend opening, Variety reports. Solace banked $70.4 million, topping Die Another Day's $47 million debut. Rounding out the weekend's top five: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($36.1 million), Role Models ($11.7 million), High School Musical 3: Senior Year ($5.9 million), and Changeling ($4.2 million).