15 January 2007

Casino Royale - Biggest Bond Ever, or Middle of the Pack?

Though Casino Royale is being tauted as the biggest Bond ever by passing up Die Another Day's $160,942,139 this past weekend, is it really the biggest Bond ever? Only if you fail to account for inflation. As it turns out, Thunderball's $63.6 million in 1965 translated to megabucks in 2007. Take a look at this chart which shows how much each Bond made in today's dollars, and look at the order of biggest hits to lamest ducks below:


Film / Unadjusted Box Office / Adjusted for Inflation

Thunderball (Dec 1965) /$63,595,658 /$401,070,986
Goldfinger (Dec 1964) /$51,081,062 /$326,334,617
You Only Live Twice (Jun 1967) / $43,084,787 / $259,901,418
Diamonds are Forever (Dec 1971) / $43,819,547 / $220,647,368
Moonraker (Jun 1979) / $70,308,099 / $210,734,788
Die Another Day (Nov 2002) / $160,942,139 / $177,601,042
Live and Let Die (Jun 1973) / $35,377,836 / $165,341,524
Casino Royale (Nov 2006) / $162,525,000 / $162,525,000
The Spy Who Loved Me (Jul 1977) / $46,838,673 / $160,878,252
From Russia, With Love (Apr 1964) / $24,796,765 / $158,415,712
Tomorrow Never Dies (Dec 1997) / $125,304,276 / $156,126,105
The World is Not Enough (Nov 1999) / $126,943,684 / $152,177,830
GoldenEye (Nov 1995) / $106,429,941 / $140,411,860
Octopussy (Jun 1983) / $67,893,619 / $137,520,925
Casino Royale (Apr 1967) / $22,700,000 / $136,930,000
For Your Eyes Only (Jun 1981) / $54,812,802 / $130,053,443
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Dec 1969) / $22,774,493 / $127,881,297
Never Say Never Again (Oct 1983) / $55,432,841 / $112,281,179
Dr. No (May 1963) / $16,067,035 / $103,979,665
A View to a Kill (May 1985) / $50,327,960 / $94,707,669
The Man With the Golden Gun (Dec 1974) / $20,972,000 / $92,292,414
The Living Daylights (Jul 1987) / $51,185,897 / $91,241,453
Licence to Kill (Jul 1989) / $34,667,015 / $57,299,105






Casino Royale (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)






James Bond Ultimate Editions




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Still haven't seen Casino Royale but Golden Eye is still my favorite Bond movie of all time.