“Casino Royale” Kicks All Other James Bond Movies’ Collective Asses

James Bond from this franchise’s latest installment, “Casino Royale,” got a pretty impressive gift this holiday season.

“Casino Royale” has shot past the worldwide record for a James Bond movie, thanks mostly to strong international performance over the Christmas holiday weekend. Sony’s “Casino” cashed in overseas with $14.5 million at 6,300 during the weekend through Sunday, lifting the foreign total to $304.4 million — the 41st biggest international gross of all time. It’s only the fourth 2006 pic to clear $300 million, joining “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Da Vinci Code” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” With domestic gross near $144 million, “Casino” has a worldwide total of $448 million — $17 million better than “Die Another Day,” the previous best Bond performer.

Well, go on, 007 with your bad self.

‘Casino’ sets worldwide Bond record [Variety]

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