Best known as 007, James Bond is a name that almost every movie buff has heard about. Since 1962, James Bond has been a well-known character that has come to be known as one of the best fictional British spies on the big screen. Since the early 1960s, there have been 24 movies in the franchise that have entertained cinema audiences, with the 25th film set to be released in 2021. No Time To Die is the latest Bond film that will also serve as the last outing for Daniel Craig in this iconic role. The film was scheduled to hit the theatres in April this year, but was pushed back to November due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. So while fans await the next 007 instalment, here’s a quick look into some of the most successful films in the franchise so far.
Most Successful At The Worldwide Box Office
After Quantum of Solace, there was no doubt that Skyfall would be a hit. Sony, for sure, took its time before releasing this blockbuster. One of the best ways of measuring the success of Bond films is to look at how well they performed at the worldwide box office. For Skyfall, the film raked in an incredible $1.109b at the worldwide box office after having a budget of around $200m. The film not only went on to make a ton of money, but it has also proven to be one of the best instalments in the franchise to date. Many other Daniel Craig Bond films have also been huge successes at the box office, including Spectre and Casino Royale.
Most Successful Bond Song
There are many iconic features of 007 movies, from the Bond villains to the Bond girls. Another feature that makes a Bond film so exciting is the spectacular title sequences with its dancing women and powerful songs. Over the years, huge stars have been chosen for the film’s theme songs from Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner, to Duran Duran and Nancy Sinatra. For Skyfall, Adele’s song was so well received that it spent 32 weeks in the top 100 and even won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The next artist to join the long list of Bond song musicians is Billie Eilish with her song No Time To Die, for the 25th Bond film set to be released in early 2021.
James Bond Lead Actors That Have Had The Most 007 Success
It’s tough to choose the perfect 007 in the film franchise as everyone has their own favourites. Daniel Craig signed up for his fifth and final outing as James Bond in No Time To Die, having starred as 007 since 2006 in Casino Royale. Although he will have starred in less films than some of the other James Bond lead actors, Craig has pulled in an incredible $913m at the worldwide box office (Casino Royale to Spectre). Many fans of the older Bond films of the 1960s see the late Sean Connery as the best Bond in the franchise. He comes in second with the most success from Bond films, with the films achieving an average $762m at the worldwide box office, with seven films in his 007 filmography.
007 Films With The Most Awards & Nominations
Film awards and nominations are a good way to determine the success of each Bond film in the franchise. Over the years, 007 films have been nominated for a range of awards in the film industry, from Golden Globes to Oscars. The first Bond film to achieve an Academy Award was Goldfinger as it won Best Sound Effects in 1965. Later on down the film franchise, Skyfall won Best Original Song by Adele at the 2013 ceremony. Skyfall is currently the top 007 film with the most nominations and wins, with an incredible 122 nominations and 65 wins, according to IMDb. Casino Royale comes in second place, with 27 wins and 44 nominations.