Author Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) wrote the first James Bond novel in 1952 – Casino Royale. He had real experience writing a book about a member of the British Secret Service who had the code name 007. Fleming had been in naval intelligence during WWII. Ultimately, his Bond books have sold over 100 million copies. Three Bond films were released before or during the year of his death – Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964). The 26-film franchise was a massive success, grossing over $ 2 billion at the domestic box office.
As with any long-running film series – the first Bond film “Dr. Non” has its 60th anniversary next year – there are a few clunkers among the gems. The best evoke the tensions of the Cold War (“From Russia With Love” “The Living Daylights”), while others had plainly ridiculous plots, like “Moonraker”. Even misjudged examples like “A View to a Kill” have made the cash registers ring in the theater. The public weren’t put off by Bond’s changing face, either. Seven actors played Bond, led by the most popular, Sean Connery. And there will soon be an eighth: Daniel Craig has indicated that he will bow out after the debut of “No Time To Die” in the fall.
To determine which James Bond film was the most successful at the box office, 24/7 Tempo looked at national box office data for the 26, as of May 2021, from The Numbers, an online film database. owned by the consulting firm Nash Information Services. Box office figures have been adjusted for inflation using historical National Association of Theater Owners ticket prices and the Consumer Price Index for urban and office workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ratings are from IMDb, an online movie database owned by Amazon. The audience score comes from Rotten Tomatoes, an aggregator of online movie and TV reviews. Information from both was gathered from April to May 2021.
Jame Bond’s highest grossing film was Thunderball released in 1965. Here are the details:
> National ticket office: $ 477.5 million
> IMDb Rating: 7.0
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 73%
> With: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi
This highest-grossing Bond movie has all the elements that make a Bond movie a Bond movie – exotic locations, thrilling action sequences (this time mostly done underwater) and a madman who wants to rule. the world. SPECTER is at the center of a plan to steal two NATO atomic bombs and hold them for ransom. Yet this time, Blofeld is not the instigator; he is another member of SPECTER, Emilio Largo.
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