"Die Another Day" has broken Bond box office records around the world,
MI6 keeps track of the run away success...
Based on figures available
Another Day" At The Box-OfficeWorldwide
1st April 2003
Another Day" has taken a combined box office of over $425.4m to date ($160.9m
USA + $264.5m International), and has smashed all Bond records by soaring to the
top of the series league table which was previously topped by "The World
Is Not Enough" with $361m.
The impressive success in both areas has
boosted "Die Another Day" in the top 50 the all-time highest worldwide
box office takings league table.USA
The opening weekend total for
"Die Another Day" in the USA broke the Bond record books when it took
an amazing $47,072,040 - surpassing the previous record of $35,519,007 by "The
World Is Not Enough".
"Die Another Day" also broke through
the $100m US box office target faster than any Bond movie ever before - again
by beating previous record holder "The World Is Not Enough".
total takings in the USA currently stands at an impressive $160.9m, which has
thrust DAD into the all-time record books as the 89th highest grossing film at
the US box-office of all time.
Taking inflation into account, the film is
however dwarfed by "Thunderball" which took the equivalent of $427,108,000
back at the height of Bond fever in 1965 ($63,595,658 unadjusted). "Die Another
Day" is still Brosnan's most successful inflation adjusted film, nudging
ahead of "Tomorrow Never Dies" at number 5 - behind "Thunderball",
"Goldfinger", "You Only Live Twice" and "From Russia
With Love".International Box Office
Die Another Day has
become the highest international grossing James Bond picture of all time with
a $264.9m international cumulative score, overtaking the $242m set by GoldenEye.
The holdovers were impressive, too. In its second weekend in the UK the
picture knocked Harry Potter off top spot with $8.3m from 430 theatres for a $27.9m
cumulative score. After 10 days on release "Die Another Day" had grossed
90% of the final box office for 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies.Country By Country
- notched up $2.07 million on Wednesday including the advance screenings, beating
the combined first-day tallies of 1999's "The World Is Not Enough" (which
made $1.07 million with sneaks), 1997's "Tomorrow Never Dies" ($606,000)
and 1995's "GoldenEye" ($213,000). The earlier Bonds bowed on a Thursday.
The total gross for the UK cinema release was $56.7m.
France - minted
$1.2 million Wednesday in France, a record for a Brosnan Bond. The total gross
for the French cinema release was $22.6m.
- took $573,000, a record for a Brosnan Bond.
- went straight to number one with $1.5m.
Germany - it opened top
of the charts with $8.9m from 871 theatres - beating 1995's GoldenEye for the
best Bond bow ever in the territory. The total gross for the German cinema release
Belgium - best ever opening for a Bond picture with
$985,778 from 80 venues.
Spain - totalled an impressive $9.8m during
Scandinavia - another best ever opening taking $1.8m
from 106 screens in Sweden.
Finland - took $645,369 from 50 theatres.
Hong Kong - Fox's third-highest debut in the region with $1.14 million.
- took $1.2 million and became Fox's fifth best ever release.
- became both a Fox and MGM opening weekend record in the country with $1.2 million
Austria - became the best opening ever for a Bond film with $1.2m,
a remarkable 60% higher than the previous mark set by 1999's The World Is Not
Enough. It was also Fox's biggest ever opening in the territory.
- collected an impressive gross of $6.6m
Philippines - opened
top of the table with a strong $1.1m from 167 theatres to register the distributor's
biggest ever opening there.
Israel - grossed $271,204 from 34 theatres
while in Iceland it opened number one, grossing $117,994 from six sites for another
best ever opening accolade for Fox.
Croatia - grossed $97,835 from
Estonia - took $57,351 from three screens in for Fox's
best ever debut bow there.
Latvia - $23,519 from three venues.
- $34,637 from five theatres.
Trinidad - registered Fox's second
biggest bow of all time in the territory with $66,873 from nine screens.
Africa - gave Fox its biggest debut ever in ($449,000, also a Bond record).
- took a total gross of $4.4m
Malaysia - second largest opening
Thailand - collected a total of $2.5m
- third best ever debut weekend with $887,000.
Australia - grossed
$10.5m during general release.
South Korea - took an estimated
$1.8 million in six days, 65% of the last two editions, hurt by anti-U.S. sentiment
and a row over the way North Koreans are portrayed.
New Zealand -
did set new Bond benchmarks with only $511,000, but was Fox's fourth-highest entry.
Republics - $325,000, a Fox record.
Italy - record Bond opening
with $2.02 million.
Japan - set new records with an amazing $3.4m
Venezuela - scored $177,000 from 65 screens, Fox's
second highest ever opening in the territory.
here for the series box-office record tables