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Box Office Review: Solace shoots to top!

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Craig is so Method that he actually uses real bullets. | Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Quantum of Solace raced to the top of the box office this weekend taking in a huge $70.4M to become the biggest opener in the history of the James Bond series. It easily eclipsed the former record of $47.1M set by Die Another Day. Madagascar 2 was a distant second but still managed to haul in a very healthy $36.1M ($118M). After that it was the funny Role Models ($11.7M/$38.1M), the childish High School Musical 3: The Sexually Experimental Senior Year ($5.8M/$84.3M) and the dull Changeling ($4.2M/$27.6M).

Zack and Miri Make a Gangbang Movie led off the second half of the top 10 ($3.2M/$26.5M) followed by the depressing Soul Men ($2.4M/$9.4M), the decent The Secret Life of Bees ($2.4M/$33.6M), the dreadful Saw V ($1.7M/$55.4M) and the mediocre The Haunting of Molly Hartley ($1.6M/$12.6M). In limited release, Slumdog Millionaire opened to a huge number ($35,000 per screen) while A Christmas Tale fared well ($9343), Familiar Strangers did okay ($6150) and Eden failed ($2760).