Monday, November 27, 2006
Bond Is Going To Set New Records
I was wrong about the new Bond. I thought it was definitely a step in the right direction, but assumed that the low-key action and a draggy second half would keep it from being a world-beater. Instead, the great reviews and apparent audience satisfaction are pushing "Casino Royale" to record highs. It's already at $94 mil in the US and is almost certain to beat the $160 million US record of "Die Another Day." In the UK, it's at $53 million and will blast past the $57 million record of "DAD." Worldwide, it's already at $222 million, with the $431 million worldwide take of "DAD" also well within reach. Heck, it might even turn Japan into a nation of Bond lovers. (That country has always been blase about Bond.) Daniel Craig should be showered in champagne by the producers.