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The business of bond

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  • 1. THE BUSINESS OF BOND Bond, James Bond. Over 50 years, he has shot, punched, gambled and sipped martinis (shaken, not stirred) to $14 billion dollars in world-wide box-office. Not counting the unofficial reprise of Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again, Bond has had 22 outings with 5 different actors in the title role; Scotsman Sean Connery, Australian George Lazenby, Englishman Roger Moore, Welshman Timothy Dalton, Irishman Pierce Brosnan, and Englishman Daniel Craig. $1,800,000,000 Star Wars Thunderball and Goldfinger Inflation adjusted are the two highest grossing Box-Office (U.S.) Billions in Bond movies in inflation Hashed shading represents the Box Office adjusted dollars. Thunderball top 10 grossing films of the year. 1,400,000,000 earning $1,158,300,986 at the Craig represents a return to the grittier, U.S. Box Office Connery-era bond, in box-office, public and critical acclaim. His latest outing, Skyfall has earned over $950 million, 1,000,000,000 making it the highest grossing Bond of all time, and third highest in inflation adjusted dollars. Thunderball 600,000,000 Goldfinger Diamonds For The World Skyfall Are The Spy Your is Not Casino Forever On Her Live and Who A View Enough Royale Eyes Majesty’s Secret Let Die Loved Me to a Goldeneye Only Dr. No You Service Kill 200,000,000 Only Live From Twice Moonraker Die Quantum Tomorrow Russia The Man Octopussy The Another of License Never With with the Living Day Solace to Dies Love Golden Daylights Gun KillThe original and best Bond, in terms of grosses, The longest serving and least violent Though critically The most violent Bond, Brosnan mixedprofit and critical acclaim, Connery took a Bond, Moore’s outings hardly surpassed acclaimed, increasing box office revenue withbreak after You Only Live Twice, grown tired of his predecessors in Box Office or critical Dalton was the declining critical opinion. For all otherrepetitive plots, lack of character development aclaim. He was the oldest actor to play worst box-office Bond’s, box office success aligned withand the role’s demands on his privacy. Bond, 58 at the release of A View to a Kill. Bond. critical favor. Critical Acclaim 1962-67, 1971 1973-85 1995-2002 CONNERY MOORE 1969 1987-89 BROSNAN 2006- LAZENBY DALTON CRAIG .86 Rotten Tomatoes Average .59 Rotten Tomatoes .61 Rotten Tomatoes .82 Rotten Tomatoes .72 Rotten Tomatoes .84 Rotten Tomatoes 51/ Kills 6/ 51/ 11/ 76 / 25 / 18 Kisses 3 20 4 12 4 Ratio Declining Profits, Increasing Revenues _5415% Bond’s first outing, Dr. No, was profit made for $1.1 million. It took in worldwide revenues of just 1,041 under $60 million, a stunning Worldwide return on investment of 5415% Revenue ($millions) _4163% _3945% 594 586 _2311% 432 210 _1569% _1611% 141 _1394% _1325% _1175% 82 _1025% 191 _678% _698% _682% _587% _583% _509% _478% _476% _372% _303% _268% _304% _255% 14 31 40 60Sources: The Internet Movie Database 110 102 142 Rotten Tomatoes BoxOfficeMojo Budget ($millions) 200 230 BondMovies.com Gavin McMahon | MakeaPowerfulPoint.com | @powerfulpoint