Posts Tagged ‘box office’

Bond going head-to-head with Spielberg’s TinTin?

September 17, 2009

According to Examiner.com, 2011 may be a busy year for Daniel Craig fans. Supposedly, online sources have confirmed that Craig will star in the 23rd James Bond film, and that’s set to release at the same time as Craig’s other film, Steven Spielberg’s Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which is scheduled to premiere in Europe.

The big question is: who will suffer most?

While Steven Spielberg has proved to be the King of the Box Office, James Bond always manages to rake in a decent amount of money for Eon Productions. The Craig films, in particular, have been big money-makers lately, together banking roughly a billion dollars internationally. Imagine what a third Craig flick is going to rake in?

Either way, if this rumor is even true, I’ll be seeing both of them. Spielberg’s my favorite director, while James Bond is one of my favorite fictional characters — as if this blog, dedicated to him, didn’t point that out already.

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Statistics: Battle of the Heroes 2008

July 12, 2009

In 2008, many big-name film heroes returned or debuted on the silver screen, alongside James Bond. Courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com, I’ve compiled a list of statistics to see how Bond’s box office numbers compare to the numbers of the other heroes…

# 1 – The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan’s Batman returns to the big-screen and proves to be the top-grossing film of 2008.

Box Office Stats for "The Dark Knight"

Box Office Stats for "The Dark Knight"



# 2 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
After nearly 20 years of being off-screen, Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones returns, and seems to be as popular as ever.

Box Office Stats for "Indy 4"

Box Office Stats for "Indy 4"




# 3 – Hancock
Despite poor reviews, Will Smith is still able to generate high box office numbers with his new breed of superhero.

Box Office Stats for "Hancock"

Box Office Stats for "Hancock"


# 4 – Quantum of Solace
Daniel Craig’s second James Bond outing proves to be quite successful at the box office.

Box Office Stats for "Quantum of Solace"

Box Office Stats for "Quantum of Solace"



# 5 – Iron Man
Robert Downey, Jr.’s debut as comic hero Iron Man proves to be a success.

Box Office Stats for "Iron Man"

Box Office Stats for "Iron Man"


All positions ranked according to Worldwide Gross.



As you can see, James Bond wasn’t able to make it out on top in 2008. It’s a bit funny to see how a rebooted Batman character, a nearly 70-years-old Harrison Ford, and a poorly-reviewed Will Smith film can overcome the Bond franchise, which has lasted for almost 50 years.

Perhaps Eon Productions need to take a new approach. We’ll have to see if Peter Morgan helps them out.

For more information regarding box office grosses of the Bond franchise, check out www.boxofficemojo.com.

Premiere Dates & Box Office Earnings

June 20, 2009

I’ve compiled a list of Bond film premiere dates and Bond film box office earnings. Then, I summarized the relationships between them. It’s pretty interesting … check out the results:

*** Stats include domestic box office figures. All of the numbers used are adjusted for ticket price. No worldwide figures are included due to issues that would arise because of exchange rates.

[UK] PREMIERE DATES (By Month)

May:
A View To A Kill (22nd)

June:
Octopussy (6th)
You Only Live Twice (12th)
Licence To Kill (13th)
For Your Eyes Only (24th)
Moonraker (26th)
Live And Let Die (27th)
The Living Daylights (29th)

July:
The Spy Who Loved Me (7th)

September:
Goldfinger (17th)

October:
Dr. No (5th)
From Russia With Love (10th)
Quantum Of Solace (29th)

November:
The World Is Not Enough (8th)
GoldenEye (13th)
Casino Royale (14th)
Die Another Day (18th)

December:
Thunderball (9th)
Tomorrow Never Dies (12th)
Diamonds Are Forever (17th)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (18th)
The Man With The Golden Gun (19th)

BOX OFFICE EARNINGS (Highest to Lowest)

1. Thunderball: $453,095,866
2. Goldfinger: $394,367,777
3. You Only Live Twice: $262,186,956
4. Moonraker: $201,120,379
5. Die Another Day: $198,892,351
6. Tomorrow Never Dies: $196,009,738
7. From Russia With Love: $191,441,691
8. Diamonds Are Forever: $190,681,422
9. Casino Royale: $183,551,449
10. The World Is Not Enough: $179,420,403
11. GoldenEye: $175,670,569
12. Quantum Of Solace: $168,368,427
13. Octopussy: $154,754,344
14. The Spy Who Loved Me: $150,807,925
15. Live And Let Die: $143,519,092
16. For Your Eyes Only: $141,566,877
17. Dr. No: $135,719,190
18. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: $115,155,535
19. A View To A Kill: $101,790,071
20. The Living Daylights: $93,993,540
21. The Man With The Golden Gun: $80,523,508
22. Licence To Kill: $62,697,523

PREMIERE DATES v. BOX OFFICE EARNINGS (By Month)

May:
A View To A Kill (22nd) $101,790,071

June:

Octopussy (6th) $154,754,344
You Only Live Twice (12th) $262,186,956
Licence To Kill (13th) $62,697,523
For Your Eyes Only (24th) $141,566,877
Moonraker (26th) $201,120,379
Live And Let Die (27th) $143,519,092
The Living Daylights (29th) $93,993,540

July:
The Spy Who Loved Me (7th) $150,807,925

September:
Goldfinger (17th) $394,367,777

October:

Dr. No (5th) $135,719,190
From Russia With Love (10th) $191,441,691
Quantum Of Solace (29th) $168,368,427

November:

The World Is Not Enough (8th) $179,420,403
GoldenEye (13th) $175,670,569
Casino Royale (14th) $183,551,449
Die Another Day (18th) $198,892,351

December:

Thunderball (9th) $453,095,866
Tomorrow Never Dies (12th) $196,009,738
Diamonds Are Forever (17th) $190,681,422
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (18th) $115,155,535
The Man With The Golden Gun (19th) $80,523,508

OVERALL MONTHLY SUMS

January – April: N/A

May: $101,790,071

June: $1,059,838,711

July: $150,807,925

August: N/A

September: $394,367,777

October: $495,529,308

November: $737,534,772

December: $1,035,466,069


OVERALL MONTHLY SUMS: RANKED HIGHEST TO LOWEST

  1. June: $1,059,838,711
  2. December: $1,035,466,069
  3. November: $737,534,772
  4. October: $495,529,308
  5. September: $394,367,777
  6. July: $150,807,925
  7. May: $101,790,071
  8. January – April, August: N/A

Seems like the films launched in June and December have generated the most bank for EON Productions. November comes in at third. With these lists, I haven’t taken into consideration James Bond stars, seasons, or decades; therefore, you can expect more stats to come!

Special thanks to Karl Bennett and Box Office Mojo for their assistance with the numbers/statistics.

Vampires vs. Bond at the box office…

November 22, 2008

Article Link: Variety.com > ‘Twilight’ vs. ‘Bolt’ at Box Office

According to Variety, the new vampire film, “Twilight”, is set to derail Bond and his top spot at the box office. The reviews for “Twilight” seem in between. I’ve read some that say it’s horrible, and others that say it’s alright. I’m not one to watch cheesy, vampire soap operas, so I won’t be checking the film out. The half-wits over at IMDB have given the film a 5.3 rating. Of course, the site’s not credible, as they rank Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey”, in the 80’s; however, with the massive amount of fanboys over there who’re probably as obsessed with “Twilight” (novel) as I’m obsessed with Ian Fleming’s works, the low rating doesn’t seem promising.

Either way, Bond has made a considerable amount of money during the past weeks. It’ll probably make more money than “Twilight”, overall. I’m not too worried about it.

The Biggest Bond of All!

November 21, 2008

According to Box Office Mojo, “Quantum of Solace” has raked in an estimated $329, 197, 473 at international box offices. As of now, Bond’s the biggest film in the world. To view the charts, check out Box Office Mojo’s “Quantum of Solace” page:

Box Office Mojo.com > Movies > Quantum of Solace

Great news for EON Productions, as “Quantum of Solace” will be marked as the highest grossing Bond film of all time. I suggest that everyone goes out to check it out at your local theaters, as it’s a great thrill-ride, and quality entertainment. Plus, if you’re at all a Bond fan, you’re going to love it.