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Seven 007 movies make it in to UK ultimate 'most attended' movie list

19-Aug-2010 • Bond News

Seven James Bond adventures have made it in to the top 100 ultimate films at the UK box-office, as measured by the number of tickets sold estimated by the British Film Institute.

Although the BFI data only currently runs to films released up to 2004 ("Casino Royale" would certainly make an appearance having tripled the UK box-office of "Die Another Day" at #80), "Thunderball" is clearly the most populous 007 outing in the UK with an estimated 15.6 million people having seen it on the big screen. Sean Connery's fourth time in the tuxedo ranks #18 overall.

According to research recently published by the BBC, film attendance in the UK is currently 1/8 of what it was during the mid-’40s, almost ensuring "Gone With The Wind" will forever remain #1.

The complete list...

The Ultimate Chart: 1-100

1. GONE WITH THE WIND (1940)
Estimated Attendance: 35 million

2. The SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
Estimated Attendance: 30 million

3. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1938)
Estimated Attendance: 28 million

4. STAR WARS (1977)
Estimated Attendance: 20.76 million

5. SPRING IN PARK LANE (1948)
Estimated Attendance: 20.5 million

6. The BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1947)
Estimated Attendance: 20.4 million

7. The JUNGLE BOOK (1968)
Estimated Attendance: 19.8 million

8. TITANIC (1998)
Estimated Attendance: 18.91 million

9. The WICKED LADY (1946)
Estimated Attendance: 18.4 million

10. The SEVENTH VEIL (1945)
Estimated Attendance: 17.9 million

11. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE (2001)
Estimated Attendance: 17.56 million

12. GREASE (1978)
Estimated Attendance: 17.2 million

13. SOUTH PACIFIC (1958)
Estimated Attendance: 16.5 million

14. JAWS (1975)
Estimated Attendance: 16.2 million

15. JURASSIC PARK (1993)
Estimated Attendance: 16.17 million

16. The LORD OF THE RINGS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)
Estimated Attendance: 15.98 million

17. The COURTNEYS OF CURZON STREET (1947)
Estimated Attendance: 15.9 million

18. THUNDERBALL (1966)
Estimated Attendance: 15.6 million


19. The LORD OF THE RINGS THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003)
Estimated Attendance: 15.22 million

20. The BELLS OF ST. MARY'S (1946)
Estimated Attendance: 15.2 million

21. The TEN COMMANDMENTS (1957)
Estimated Attendance: 15 million

22. The LORD OF THE RINGS THE TWO TOWERS (2002)
Estimated Attendance: 14.4 million

23. The FULL MONTY (1997)
Estimated Attendance: 14.19 million

24. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002)
Estimated Attendance: 14.18 million

25. MARY POPPINS (1964)
Estimated Attendance: 14 million

26. The THIRD MAN (1949)
Estimated Attendance: 14 million

27. GOLDFINGER (1964)
Estimated Attendance: 13.9 million


28. STAR WARS EPISODE I THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
Estimated Attendance: 13.59 million

29. The BLUE LAMP (1950)
Estimated Attendance: 13.3 million

30. BEN-HUR (1960)
Estimated Attendance: 13.2 million

31. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1983)
Estimated Attendance: 13.13 million

32. The GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)
Estimated Attendance: 13 million

33. The BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)
Estimated Attendance: 12.6 million

34. The SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)
Estimated Attendance: 12.46 million


35. The GREAT CARUSO (1951)
Estimated Attendance: 12.4 million

36. DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (1954)
Estimated Attendance: 12.2 million

37. TOY STORY 2 (2000)
Estimated Attendance: 12.18 million

38. RANDOM HARVEST (1943)
Estimated Attendance: 12 million

39. The TOWERING INFERNO (1975)
Estimated Attendance: 11.78 million

40. FANNY BY GASLIGHT (1944)
Estimated Attendance: 11.7 million

41. The JOLSON STORY (1947)
Estimated Attendance: 11.6 million

42. PICCADILLY INCIDENT (1946)
Estimated Attendance: 11.5 million

43. The GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961)
Estimated Attendance: 11.4 million

44. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1967)
Estimated Attendance: 11.2 million

45. The STING (1974)
Estimated Attendance: 11.08 million

46. The GODFATHER (1972)
Estimated Attendance: 11 million

47. INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)
Estimated Attendance: 10.79 million

48. CARRY ON NURSE (1959)
Estimated Attendance: 10.4 million

49. I LIVE IN GROSVENOR SQUARE (1945)
Estimated Attendance: 10.3 million

50. MRS. MINIVER (1942)
Estimated Attendance: 10.2 million

51. SUPERMAN (1979)
Estimated Attendance: 10.19 million

52. BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001)
Estimated Attendance: 10.15 million

53. MONSTERS, INC. (2002)
Estimated Attendance: 9.93 million

54. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972)
Estimated Attendance: 9.9 million

55. CROCODILE DUNDEE (1987)
Estimated Attendance: 9.8 million

56. FINDING NEMO (2003)
Estimated Attendance: 9.79 million

57. MEN IN BLACK (1997)
Estimated Attendance: 9.73 million

58. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS (1944)
Estimated Attendance: 9.7 million

59. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1976)
Estimated Attendance: 9.65 million

60. HIGH SOCIETY (1956)
Estimated Attendance: 9.6 million

61. MOONRAKER (1979)
Estimated Attendance: 9.41 million


62. I'M ALL RIGHT JACK (1959)
Estimated Attendance: 9.4 million

63. 49TH PARALLEL (1941)
Estimated Attendance: 9.3 million

64. LOST HORIZON (1937)
Estimated Attendance: 9.2 million

65. STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002)
Estimated Attendance: 9.16 million

66. ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (1961)
Estimated Attendance: 9.1 million

67. The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
Estimated Attendance: 9.09 million

68. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1978)
Estimated Attendance: 9.02 million

69. LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
Estimated Attendance: 9 million


70. The GREAT DICTATOR (1941)
Estimated Attendance: 9 million

71. The BIG COUNTRY (1958)
Estimated Attendance: 9 million

72. BAMBI (1942)
Estimated Attendance: 9 million

73. REBECCA (1940)
Estimated Attendance: 8.9 million

74. OLIVER! (1968)
Estimated Attendance: 8.9 million

75. FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1994)
Estimated Attendance: 8.81 million

76. GHOST (1990)
Estimated Attendance: 8.78 million

77. LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)
Estimated Attendance: 8.76 million

78. REACH FOR THE SKY (1956)
Estimated Attendance: 8.7 million

79. MY FAIR LADY (1965)
Estimated Attendance: 8.6 million

80. DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
Estimated Attendance: 8.58 million


81. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1978)
Estimated Attendance: 8.54 million

82. The CITADEL (1939)
Estimated Attendance: 8.5 million

83. PINOCCHIO (1940)
Estimated Attendance: 8.5 million

84. A BUG'S LIFE (1999)
Estimated Attendance: 8.41 million

85. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
Estimated Attendance: 8.4 million

86. The DAM BUSTERS (1955)
Estimated Attendance: 8.4 million

87. RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
Estimated Attendance: 8.35 million

88. MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936)
Estimated Attendance: 8.3 million

89. SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON (1960)
Estimated Attendance: 8.3 million

90. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)
Estimated Attendance: 8.3 million


91. The EXORCIST (1974)
Estimated Attendance: 8.3 million

92. The KING AND I (1956)
Estimated Attendance: 8.2 million

93. CHICKEN RUN (2000)
Estimated Attendance: 8.12 million

94. The LION KING (1994)
Estimated Attendance: 8.08 million

95. NOTTING HILL (1999)
Estimated Attendance: 8.05 million

96. The MATRIX RELOADED (2003)
Estimated Attendance: 7.96 million

97. The PRIVATE LIFE OF HENRY VIII (1934)
Estimated Attendance: 7.9 million

98. CINDERELLA (1951)
Estimated Attendance: 7.9 million

99. GLADIATOR (2000)
Estimated Attendance: 7.8 million

100. The MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960)
Estimated Attendance: 7.7 million

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