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DAD has record opening in Japan, becomes all time highest international grossing Bond film

12-Mar-2003 • Die Another Day

Screen Daily are reporting that "Die Another Day" has become the highest international grossing James Bond picture of all time with a $246.9m international cumulative score, overtaking the $242m set by GoldenEye.

The 20th Bond title passed the record mark with a mighty opening in Japan over the weekend, taking $3.4m from 325 screens and setting a new opening record for a Bond title in that market.

Last week Die Another Day scored the biggest opening of all time for a Bond picture in Italy with $2.02m from 249 sites. The running total in Italy so far is $4.1m. To date the picture has scored record grosses for the franchise in 39 markets including the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and Mexico.

In the UK alone, Die Another Day`s cumulative gross is an astonishing $56.7m. Other territories with impressive running totals include: Germany ($32.9m); France ($22.6m); Spain ($9.8m); Australia ($10.5m); India ($4.4m); Thailand ($2.5m); and Mexico ($6.6m).

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