"Die Another Day" has broken Bond box office records around the world, MI6 keeps track of the run away success...

Based on figures available on 01/04/03

"Die Another Day" At The Box-Office
1st April 2003


"Die 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.


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".

The 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

UK - 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.

Switzerland (French-speaking) - took $573,000, a record for a Brosnan Bond.

Switzerland (German-speaking) - 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 was $32.9m..

Belgium - best ever opening for a Bond picture with $985,778 from 80 venues.

Spain - totalled an impressive $9.8m during cinema release

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.

Taiwan - took $1.2 million and became Fox's fifth best ever release.

Norway - 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.

Mexico - 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 11 screens.

Estonia - took $57,351 from three screens in for Fox's best ever debut bow there.

Latvia - $23,519 from three venues.

Lithuania - $34,637 from five theatres.

Trinidad - registered Fox's second biggest bow of all time in the territory with $66,873 from nine screens.

South Africa - gave Fox its biggest debut ever in ($449,000, also a Bond record).

India - took a total gross of $4.4m

Malaysia - second largest opening with $531,000.

Thailand - collected a total of $2.5m

Singapore - 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.

Czech/Slovak Republics - $325,000, a Fox record.

Italy - record Bond opening with $2.02 million.

Japan - set new records with an amazing $3.4m opening weekend.

Venezuela - scored $177,000 from 65 screens, Fox's second highest ever opening in the territory.

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