'Quantum of Solace' Still Ahead in International Box Office
'Quantum of Solace' Still Ahead in International Box Office
For a moment, it felt that Twilight will be taking over the world.  Well, not yet; that film has yet to hit screens elsewhere in the world, so (personally, at least) we can’t say if the film indeed is a big success, or if it just matters to the fans.  Anyway, on that regard, it’s still Quantum of Solace’s ball game; the film has dominated international ticket sales for the fourth straight weekend, earning around $40.6 million in 72 countries.

Trailing the latest James Bond film by a mile is Body of Lies, the spy drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.  The film earned a modest $10 million over the weekend, partly because of the huge success that Solace had on its opening.  Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the second film off DreamWorks’ successful animated animal franchise, also had modest earnings, although it is buoyed by the fact that it is currently being shown in less countries.  It took in $9 million over the weekend, but importantly, it has a hold on the family demographic.

As for Twilight, well, it earned $8.1 million over the weekend, although it should be noted that it only opened in five international locations.  To note, it performed much better than Solace on its opening weekend, with $4.35 million in ticket sales.  Then again, the film has yet to open worldwide, so the numbers aren’t what we expect yet. Will it really hit big as it did in the United States?  We’ll see.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Variety
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