'Goldfinger' record beaten as 'Skyfall' sells more tickets in France
There has been a lot of debate among the Bond fan community about box-office receipts and how you can compare films of different eras, and which method is used to calculate inflation of ticket prices.
But one method is very difficult to dispute: the number of tickets sold.
"Skyfall" has become the most successful James Bond film ever in France, using that method.
The French box-office reports this week confirmed that 6,682,000 tickets for "Skyfall" have been sold in the country. The previous record was 6,675,000 held by "Goldfinger" back in 1965 (it was released a few months after its UK debut of September 1964).
Unsurprisingly, "Skyfall" is also the most successful film at the French box-office in 2012.
It is still on release in the country and will add further tickets over the holiday season.
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