Goldfinger has the midas touch at UK cinemas, impressive returns on big screen rerelease
Bond News - 06-08-07

Goldfinger was back on the big screen in cinemas across the UK on Tuesday 31st July 2007 thanks to the transition to digital projection technology.

Sean Connery's classic outing as James Bond was re-distributed in 133 multiplexes and commercial venues in the UK - and packed in fans as venues sold out, some having to turn customers away.

Goldfinger pulled in an impressive $77,648 from its single-showing venues last Tuesday, averaging $583 per screening. Despite only showing once at each loaction, the film ranked #12 at the UK box-office for the entire week of July 27th to August 2nd, out-performing Hollywood blockbusters Ocean's Thirteen and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

What made the figures even more impressive is that the re-release was held on a Tuesday - typically the quietest day of the week for cinemas who usually rely on cut-price tickets and two-for-one deals in order to justify opening their doors.

Lee Pfeiffer, author of the best-selling title The Essential Bond and editor of Cinema Retro, told MI6, "This is excellent news for younger fans. There is no substitute to seeing a film on the big screen with an appreciative audience."

Distribution company Park Circus proved yet again "nobody does it better". The re-release of Goldfinger formed part of the Summer of British Film.

Discuss this news here...

 
Earlier Story: Young Bond `Hurricane Gold` available to pre-order in the UK

Later Story: James Bond continuation author John Gardner dies aged 80

This content is maintained by www.mi6-hq.com Content is copyright its respective owners and is published for non profit educational use only. All original content is copyright mi6-hq.com © 2014. MI6 accept no responsibility or give warranty for the accuracy authenticity or correctness of content. James Bond 007 is a registered trademark of DANJAQ, LLC, a Delaware corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Webmasters seeking news syndication or for press contact information - click here.

Not Forgetting James Bond - Syd Cain Autobiography

Latest Headlines

Actor News - 27-07-14
Bond villain Jonathan Pryce joins 'Game of Thrones' cast... Full Story

Bond News - 26-07-14
'The Secret Service' film more 'fun' than recent Bonds claims its creator... Full Story

Actor News - 25-07-14
Timothy Dalton admits he's not tempted to talk Bond with 007 scribe John Logan... Full Story


Event - 24-07-14
BondStars.com host private signing with 'Goldfinger' stars and Roger Moore... Full Story

Actor News - 23-07-14
Full theatrical trailer drops for Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man'... Full Story


Bond 24 - 23-07-14
Stunt coordinator Gary Powell hints at possible Bond 24 locations... Full Story

Media Alert - 22-07-14
UK TV - 'From Russia With Love' on ITV4, Saturday night... Full Story

Skyfall - 21-07-14
Railways minister explains why 'Skyfall' abandoned India as a location... Full Story

Actor News - 20-07-14
Poster unveiled for Pierce Brosnan's 'November Man' movie... Full Story

News Archive