Quantum of Solace opened a week early in the U.K., and it bowed to an amazing $8 million dollars this past Friday. According to Variety, this is the biggest opening day haul in U.K. history.

The record was helped along by a potential amount of advanced ticket sales. The previous Friday best in the U.K. was held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which earned $6.5 million on its opening day. The previous Bond film Casino Royale only culled $4.7 million when it dropped on a Thursday.

Quantum of Solace came with a hearty marketing push from Sony. On Wednesday, the film even received the royal treatment as it was given a Royal World Premiere attended by Prince Harry and Prince William, insuring ample coverage in the U.K. papers.

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Quantum of Solace is set to open Stateside on November 14th.

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