The latest Bond film Quantum of Solace has made box office history on its opening day in the UK, taking amassive £4.94m and making it the biggest Friday opening of all time.
This shatters the previous record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took £4.025m back in 2005.
The latest installment from the longest running franchise in film history, has also beaten the opening day figure for the last Bond movie, Casino Royale, which took £2.9m on its opening day.
The new film opened in 542 cinemas in the UK and Ireland on yesterday (Friday 31st October) and will open in the US on November 14th.
UPDATE: 03/11/08: The film has now earned a massive £15.4million over it’s first three days, making it the biggest weekend opening of all time at the UK box office.
This beats the previous weekend record held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which took £14.93million.
According to Variety the new Bond film captured a ‘jaw-dropping 70% of the market’.