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Monday November 17, 2008 5:11 pm

Box Office Breakdown: Record Showing for 007

Quantum of Solace

In the battle of Bond vs. Bourne, Jason won out this time…though not by much.

Although it was initially believed would break the $70 million mark, the final numbers for the Sony/MGM film came up slightly short. The 22nd Bond installment hauled in $67.5 million this weekend, just under $2 million shy of the debut for The Bourne Ultimatum. (The 2007 premiered to $69.3 million.)

But don’t feeling sorry for . The actor has helped to revitalize the franchise in a big way. Quantum officially just became the best opener of all the 007 films. (Die Another Day grossed $47.1 million back in 2002.) The movie is also on pace to to beat the theatrical run record set by Casino Royale. (The 2006 film eventually pocketed $167.4 million domestically.)

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In other box office news, a film coming in at #24 has earned this week’s Best Per Screen Average title. , the critical gem from Danny Boyle (Trainspotting), took in nearly $36,002 per theater. That figure nearly doubled Solace‘s performance.

  1. Quantum of Solace, Sony/MGM, $67,528,882 (avg. $19,568)
  2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Dreamworks/Paramount, $35,017,301 (avg. $8614)
  3. Role Models, Universal, $11,150,030 (avg. $3985)
  4. High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Disney, $5,656,162 (avg. $1766)
  5. Changeling, Universal, $4,254,080 (avg. $2244)
  6. Zack and Miri Make a Porno, The Weinstein Company, $3,146,312 (avg. $1424)
  7. Soul Men, MGM, $2,350,141 (avg. $1148)
  8. The Secret Life of Bees, Fox Searchlight, $2,338,279 (avg. $1614)
  9. Saw V, Lionsgate, $1,767,405 (avg. $883)
  10. The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Freestyle Releasing, $1,579,080 (avg. $977)

(You can review last week’s episode here.)

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