Daniel Craig is the Booziest Bond

Have you ever wondered which 007 has had the most success with the ladies, who fired the most weapons, or who used the most gadgets? Bond in Numbers is a new online resource which collates all the data from every film, looking at every Bond-related statistic. All 24 official 007 films are analysed in detail, to determine the number of villains killed, romantic liaisons, units of alcohol consumed, casino visits, classic catchphrases spoken, guns fired, gadgets used and cars driven.

The extensive guide also compares the profit made from each film, both at the box office and after inflation, and how the theme song from each film performed in the UK charts. It includes trivia, fun facts and never-before-seen data from Spectre.

For example, among the indispensable nuggets of trivia are the facts that Skyfall is the most successful film with a profit of $910,526,981, Spectre boasts the highest-charting theme song thanks to Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall, and Bond himself uses the most gadgets of any film in Moonraker. You might also be interested to know that four cars are gone through in each of Diamonds are Forever and Quantum of Solace.

Bond’s drink of choice is surprisingly actually champagne, and not his iconic vodka martini, while he only says the famous catchphrase “shaken, not stirred” 12 times throughout the franchise. That’s compared to 25 outings for “Bond, James Bond” across the 24 films. Perphaps not so surprisingly, 007 likes his ladies, with a grand total of 58 romantic liaisons throughout the franchise. Sean Connery’s You Only Live Twice and Roger Moore’s A View to a Kill boast the most, with four encounters in each film. The Bond in Numbers site allows users to break down the statistics by individual film, and also compiles the best of Bond to see the stand-out facts at a glance. 

Other fascinating facts from the franchise include the origin of the Walther PPK, how to make a proper vodka martini, and Sean Connery’s brush with death on the set of Thunderball. Categories and datasets compared also include vehicles driven, weapons used, bad guys killed, romantic liaisons, units of alcohol consumed, gadgets used, casinos visited, actors in a lead role, worldwide box office, and so it goes on. We’ve tried it here at HTF, so give it a whirl, and let us know your most interesting observations below.

Bond in Numbers can be found at this URL: https://blog.betway.com/casino/bond-by-numbers/

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3 Comments

  1. Skyfall did NOT have a profit of $910,526,981. If the author states this, then the whole book is questionable, IMO. The author took the worldwide box-office and subtracted the production cost. But rentals are about half box-office, so rentals were about $555 million and subtracting the $200 million production budget leaves $355 million. Marketing was somewhere between $100 and $200 million. Let’s call it $150 million. That leaves $205 million. Now apply Hollywood accounting and at best, the profit was around $100 million, although I can practically guarantee you that “on the books”, this film lost money.

  2. “For example, among the indispensable nuggets of trivia are the facts that Skyfall is the most successful film with a profit of $910,526,981,”

    I agree. If the above quote is in the book than the author has no concept of how boxoffice profits are calculated.

  3. My numbers are a bit different for Skyfall.

    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $304,360,277 27.5%
    + Foreign: $804,200,736 72.5%
    = Worldwide: $1,108,561,013

    With a production cost of $200 million and a 3X multiplier to break even profit is about $500 million. Not too shabby.

    It definitely did not lose money.

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