'Casino Royale' Sets Worldwide James Bond Record

With a worldwide total of $448 million.
According to Variety, 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 Royale 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 Royale has a worldwide total of $448 million -- $17 million better than Die Another Day, the previous best Bond performer. It opened solidly in South Korea with $2.3 million at 350.

Casino Royale was released November 17th, 2006 and stars Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian. The film is directed by Martin Campbell.



Sources: Variety

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