Quantum of Solace

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Bond Soars in Record $87.8M Debut

'Skyfall' scores franchise's best opening weekend

(Newser) - The sky's the limit for James Bond's Skyfall: The 23rd Bond film hauled in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at US theaters. According to distributor Sony, adding $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at large-format theaters, Skyfall has taken in $90 million domestically.... More »

Daniel Craig Up for Third Bond

But who will be his babe this time around?

(Newser) - Relax, girls. Daniel Craig of the soulful eyes, tormented heart, and pecs-to-die-for will be James Bond again. He'll star in the 23rd Bond flick, the third turn for Craig, 42, who has already manhandled his way through Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Now the big question is, who will... More »

Bond Takes Quantum Box Office Leap

Spy franchise shows no signs of fading

(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 ... More »

Quantum Breaking Bond Record

Quantum of Solace expected to score the series' grandest US opening ever

(Newser) - Quantum of Solace is poised to post the biggest opening weekend in James Bond franchise history, Variety reports. The blockbuster grossed $27 million in domestic box-office returns yesterday, when it opened in 3,451 theaters nationwide. The movie is expected to bank more than $60 million over the weekend, besting... More »

Craig's Bond Saves Solace

Daniel Craig shines in superspy sequel but some find Bond brand too diluted

(Newser) - Quantum of Solace doesn't quite measure up to its predecessor, but that's because the Bond makers set the bar so high with Casino Royale, say critics. Daniel Craig returns for his second outing as the superspy, and his cold-blooded but charismatic performance ensures that his "place as the best... More »

New Bond Gives Signature Phrases a Rest

Quantum of Solace won't see bartenders advised to make martini 'shaken, not stirred'

(Newser) - Daniel Craig is cutting the camp in his latest turn as super-spy James Bond. In the new 007 film, Quantum of Solace, Craig doesn't instruct a bartender on how to make his cocktail, and there's no "Bond, James Bond" introduction, USA Today reports. "I'm as big a fan... More »

Bond Girl Born With 12 Fingers

Surgery used to correct Gemma Arterton's deformities

(Newser) - The British actress who plays the Bond girl in the upcoming Quantum Of Solace admits she was born with six fingers on each hand. Gemma Arterton, the 22-year-old starlet who portrays Agent Fields to Daniel Craig’s James Bond, underwent an operation to remove them, leaving two bumpy scars as... More »

Alicia Keys, Jack White Record 007 Theme

Duo replaces Amy Winehouse to record 'Another Way to Die'

(Newser) - It's a double-O duet. Alicia Keys and White Stripes frontman Jack White have recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, producers said today. White wrote and produced the song, dubbed "Another Way to Die," and also plays drums and provides vocals with... More »

Amy Singing 007's Tune?

Britain's favorite bad girl vying to land new movie's theme song

(Newser) - Though her head-butting skills may be as valuable to 007 as her pipes, Amy Winehouse is auditioning to be the theme-song girl, not Bond girl, of the upcoming pic Quantum of Solace. Producer Mark Ronson said there are no guarantees her track will be used, though he adds, “The... More »

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