I realised the last post started to drag abit and was really long so i thought i would break it up and do the 3 parts on seperate posts so here we go :)
UK - Detailed Reports
WEEK 1: Record-breaking was the name of the game when it came to the box office debut of Quantum of Solace in the UK. After a glamorous world premiere at the Odeon Cinema in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday, 29 October, regional screenings then followed on Thursday (30th). The film went on general release on Friday the 31st and debuted with $8 million (£4.94 million)—surpassing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to become the biggest Friday opening of all time in the UK.
The final weekend total for the film (after opening on 1,150 screens) stood at $25.3 million (£15.7 million), making Quantum of Solace the biggest three-day opening ever in the UK.
In comparison, Casino Royale had a UK opening day and weekend total of, respectively, £1.7 million and £13.49 million.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, ‘We are absolutely delighted that Quantum of Solace has broken box office records in the UK and would like to thank the British public for going to the cinema in such incredible numbers to see James Bond in his 22nd adventure.’
WEEK 2: The second weekend of release saw Quantum of Solace expanding to 61 markets in total around the world and once again the UK was the top earner box office-wise.
Bookers were keenly watching this second weekend of business, with early estimates hoping for a drop-off of no more than 50%. The Bond film surpassed expectations yet again, taking in a stunning $15.1 million (£9.6 million), declining just 40%. The cumulative total stands at an impressive $50 million (£32 million).
WEEK 3: Quantum of Solace played in 67 markets around the world during its third weekend and yet again, the UK was the biggest holdover. The film pulled in $8.6 million (a 41% drop from the previous weekend) from 1,218 screens, bringing the cumulative total up to $64.1 million.
WEEK 4: For the fourth straight frame, Quantum of Solace remained strong at the UK box office, pulling in $4.4 million over the weekend (down 44% from the previous frame. To date, the film has taken in more than $71 million.
WEEK 5: Quantum of Solace came in second place overall during its fifth weekend in the UK. Falling 47% to $2.4 million, the film’s cumulative total stands at a strong $75.5 million. Holiday opener Four Christmases came in first with $3.5 million.
WEEK 6: The competition continued during the sixth weekend of UK business for Quantum of Solace. The film grossed about $2 million, bringing its cumulative total to $77.4 million.
WEEK 7: In its seventh weekend in the UK, Quantum of Solace brought its cumulative total up to an $78.1 million.
WEEK 8: The UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to $78.8 million in the eighth week.
WEEK 9: The UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to an estimated $79.1 million (roughly £54.6 million) in the nineth week.
WEEK 10: During the 10th week of box office business, the UK cumulative total for Quantum of Solace grew to $79.9 million.
WEEK 11: Quantum of Solace helped make 2008 a record year for box office returns in the UK with a year-end £51 million total (ranking second overall—Mamma Mia! grabbed first with £69 million). As of the 11th weekend, it’s cumulative total stands just over the $80 million mark.
WEEK 12: The Quantum of Solace total in the UK grew to $80.2 million.
WEEK 13: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace is $80.2 million.
WEEK 14: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 15: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 16: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace remains at the $80.2 million mark.
WEEK 17: The cumulative UK total for Quantum of Solace is $80.2 million.
WEEK 18 - FINAL: The final overall total for Quantum of Solace in the UK: $80,279,722.