The Washington Times - November 17, 2008, 06:52AM

“Quantum of Solace,” starring Daniel Craig, has had the biggest opening of any James Bond film, Variety is reporting, to the tune of $70 million.

It did it without the signature line “Bond, James Bond.”

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It did it without the signature martini “shaken, not stirred.”

It did it without fancy gadgets and gizmos, without an outrageous supervillain, without a ridiculous opening sequence, without a daring escape from an overcomplicated death trap.

James, we hardly recognized ye.