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No Time To Die Just Broke A New Record For Bond Films

Laura Sanders


No Time To Die Just Broke A New Record For Bond Films

No Time To Die premiered in the US on 7th October and it has received one hell of a reception. The movie is now on track to become the most popular Bond film of all time.

Daniel Craig's final Bond venture has set a new record for the franchise, earning $6.3 million (£4.6 million) in Thursday's opening previews in the US. And the 25th Bond movie is projected to earn between $60-$70 million (£44-£51 million) in its opening weekend there. Daniel Craig hasn't done badly out of the Bond films either. The actor is said to be worth millions.

It's a good job too - it's estimated the film needs to earn back its $200-$250 million (£146.6 -£183 million) budget and $100 million (£73.3 million) in promotion and advertising. The latest 007 film was shot in various locations around the world, which of course contributed to the big budget.

But overall, it's looking hopeful that the movie will reach its target earnings. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it smashed box office records in the UK during the opening weekend, raking in £25 million.

The movie hasn't yet had its big boost from the Chinese film market either, making it the first Hollywood blockbuster to generate more than $100m (£73m) in sales without this "crucial market," according to Sky News.

What is the highest-grossing Bond film of all time?

Daniel Craig in No Time To Die. (Credit: 007.com)
Daniel Craig in No Time To Die. (Credit: 007.com)

The James Bond franchise is the third highest-grossing film franchise of all time, according to Forbes, and it sits just behind Marvel and the Star Wars movies.

Without taking into account inflation, Skyfall (2012) is the highest-grossing Bond film to be made, with a total of $358.3 million (£263 million) in domestic revenue and $1.111 billion (£733.3 million) in global revenue.

However, that's knocked down to third place in the ranking when inflation of ticket prices is taken into consideration. With that noted, Thunderball (1965) takes the top spot as highest-grossing Bond movie, bringing in $590 million (£433 million) in domestic revenue, and Goldfinger (1964) takes second place with $514.7 million (£377.2 million) in domestic revenue.

Who is the longest-serving James Bond actor?

Again, this is debatable.

Daniel Craig is considered the longest-serving Bond actor by time. He's been in the role for 15 years in total and starred in five Bond movies.

However, in terms of the amount of Bond movies starred in, Roger Moore is considered the longest-serving Bond actor, having fronted seven Bond films.

Featured Image Credit: 007.com

Topics: TV and Film, Daniel Craig, James Bond

Laura Sanders
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