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11.17.08 11 Comments

I’ll teach you to ridicule my underbite, you jerks.

Quantum of Solace took number one at the box office over the weekend, which wasn’t surprising considering it was the only film opening in wide release.  Even so, the $70 million start outperformed expectations and was the biggest opening Bond of all time (insert “Pussy Galore” joke here).

“Quantum of Solace,” with Daniel Craig returning as Bond for the first direct sequel in the spy franchise, pulled in nearly $30 million more over opening weekend than its predecessor, 2006’s “Casino Royale,” according to studio estimates Sunday.  The debut also topped the previous opening-weekend record for a Bond flick, $47 million for 2002’s “Die Another Day.” [CNN – full top ten after the jump]

Unfortunately, as is common for sequels, the reviews haven’t been all that great.  I still haven’t had the chance to see it, people have been emailing me all weekend just to tell me how much they hate it. Look people, I value your opinions, but not nearly as much as I value pictures of your pets wearing costumes.  In fact, if you want me to care about your movie review, you should probably just get a picture of a cat that looks like Hitler and type your review into his thought bubble, with the subject line, “Banjo thought The Changeling was preachy!”.

1. “Quantum of Solace,” $70.4 million.
2. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” $36.1 million.
3. “Role Models,” $11.7 million.
4. “High School Musical 3,” $5.9 million.
5. “Changeling,” $4.2 million.
6. “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” $3.2 million.
7. “Soul Men,” $2.43 million.
8. “The Secret Life of Bees,” $2.4 million.
9. “Saw V,” $1.8 million.
10. “The Haunting of Molly Harvey,” $1.6 million.

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