I don’t normally write about box office, because I’m just not a numbers person. But last week I was interviewed by E! Online about the whole Bond versus Bourne thing, and the article, titled Why Can’t James Bond Catch Jason Bourne?, ended like this:

“Everything changes the James Bond series. They’re very in touch with the moment,” Lipp says. “Just the way Live and Let Die was influenced by blaxploitation, just the way Moonraker was influenced by Star Wars. So, sure [Bourne] is an influence.”

“But it’s not an imitation.”

Although presumably Bond wouldn’t mind imitating a $69.3 million opening.

Well, Quantum of Solace opened to the tune of $70.4 million, so why ask why?