01 January 2007

Bond Attendance Through the Years

ANOTHER UPDATE*

(*I have just added a new story with the domestic box office figures for your added pleasure)



I ran across this nifty chart that shows the worldwide attendance of James Bond films over the years (By the way, the units appear to be in millions of theater attendees). Turns out Thunderball is the all-time most popular and Licence to Kill the least popular (among official Bond movies). I am not sure why The Man with the Golden Gun had such a poor showing. Its also clear that no one has matched the draw of OG Sean Connery.

The orange bars represent the two unofficial films. The original Casino Royale was a spoof with Peter Sellers and Woody Allen. Never Say Never Again was a Thunderball remake starring an aged Sean Connery.



UPDATE: Here is the US only attendance. Again, units are in millions of theater attendees.


Casino Royale (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)





James Bond Ultimate Editions

12 comments:

Asher said...

wtf are the units on this graph?

Justin said...

individual people! (midgets count as .10)

Adam said...

Does really matter because Casino Royale Sucked big time and thats all that really mattered.

I didn't even buy a ticket for it, Torrented that sucker and I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying it was bad for Bond Movies or bad compared to other movies? As far as Bond Movies are concerned it was probably the best Bond one I've ever seen.

Chip Chief said...

the units are in millions of attendees

Anonymous said...

What are the orange bars?

Chip Chief said...

i updated my post to answer your "orange bars" question

Pussy Galore said...

THIS DATA IS TOTALLY BOGUS. However, nice attempt at boosting traffic to your blog.

Jeff said...

I'd never criticize the validity of this, but The "Dr. No" through "Thunderball" portions of the international graph look like the bars from the Cingular Wireless ad campaign.

Michael said...

This really needs to be normalised to take into account fluctuations in overall cinema attendance. Perhaps admissions as a fraction of total worldwide admissions for the year of release or a as a fraction of the best attended film of that year?

AC said...

Source?

Sam said...

Licence To Kill and The Living Daylights are the wrong way around on the second graph.