Friday, November 21, 2008

Money. Big Money.

So, the new Bond flick Quantum of Solace opened in the US to the tune of an $82.1 million first week which was 30% higher than the last one, Casino Royale (which was by far the biggest grosser in the series' history). Since, unlike most big blockbusters, Solace opened overseas first, it now sits at a worldwide cumulative gross of $355 million. Them's big numbers! It no doubt means that another big budget Bond with Daniel Craig is in the pipeline. But, more importantly, many industry pundits are pionting to the Bond success (as well as the huge buzz and pre-sale for this weekend's teen vampire flick, Twilight) as evidence that the film/entertainment industry is recession proof.

It may be a bit early to declare that, but it is a good sign for those of us out here working -- and trying to work. By the way, anybody see Quantum of Solace yet?

1 comment:

  1. Haven't seen the movie since I'm not a big James Bond fan, but wanted to comment on this industry being recession proof. As long as the public keeps showing up at the box office, actors will still have an opportunity to work. What threatens the working actor the most (in my opinion) are the many reality shows that are popping up. If we could kill off some of these shows and replace them with shows who hire professional paid actors, that would give our industry a nice boost (especially the 98% who are not making millions per movie). Now if SAG decides to strike, that's a whole nother issue...


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