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).
Head on over to www.moviecom.co.za for our interesting discussion on Dredd 3D. Lot’s of thoughts from Dave Ath, Jonathan Benfield, Howards Fyvie and myself. What worked, what didn’t; what we loved and what we hated. We’re interested to hear other people’s thoughts…
Hit this link to be transported to the 90 sec preview of the new James Bond theme song. I’m quite a fan, mainly because of it’s use of the iconic James Bond theme something that the entire film of Quantum of Solace seemed to ignore.
Dave Ath, the Ranter and myself discuss what worked (not much) and what didn’t work in The Bourne Legacy… Simply follow the link below and click on ‘The Bourne Legacy’. Our site is exceptionally good for use with all smartphones (even dumber ones like Blackberrys) http://www.moviecom.co.za