Judi Dench's 'Quantum of Solace' Film Conquers Box Office, New 007 Record
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The new James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' took the box office by storm this weekend with projected sales of $70.4 million -- and broke a 007 record!
Sony's latest action-packed offering easily set a new opening record for James Bond films in North America, beating the 2002 opening of 'Die Another Day,' which made $47.1 million. The last 007 film released was 'Casino Royale' in 2006, which opened to $40.8 million.
'Quantum of Solace,' starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Judi Dench, takes James Bond on a global mission to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply. The film opened outside of North America two weeks ago and has so far made $251.6 million in 73 countries.
Dropping to No. 2 this weekend was the DreamWorks' animated sequel 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,' which brought in $36.1 million. The children-friendly comedy, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith, had a huge opening last week and now has a total gross of $118 million.
Universal's comedy 'Role Models' finished in third place with $11.7 million, while Disney's 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' came in fourth with $5.9 million.
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