So, on Saturday night I grabbed all the adjusted grosses of the Bond movies over the franchise’s 50 year history and plotted them onto the graph below to get a fairly accurate graph of James Bond’s popularity over the years. Adjusted figured would generally mean that what you are seeing on this graph is the number of tickets that were sold.
I have given Skyfall an estimated final tally of $290 Mil, currently it is sitting at $245 Mil.
There are several interesting things that can be seen in this graph such as the fact that Pierce Brosnan was the only Bond whose debut film grossed more than the previous entry. It also shows us that Bond’s current popularity is the highest it has been since the 60’s high point during the Connery years (Goldfinger and Thunderball being way out in front).