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  1. Casino Royale – Box Office Details

    It is no secret that Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film, Casino Royale, was very successful at the worldwide box office. CBn rounds up all the latest details…

    Originally posted on 29 November 2006–updated weekly.
    Final update on 18 May 2007.

    UK Opening

    Week 1: Taking in an overall $82.8 million worldwide over the first weekend of release, Casino Royale was the 9th biggest all time UK opening day of £1.7 million as well as the biggest ever opening in the UK for a James Bond film. It beat the previous record holder, 2002’s Die Another Day (which took in &pound1.1 million), by 46%.

    Casino Royale also made its way into the top three all time biggest UK weekend openings with $25,524,511 (about £13.49 million).

    Week 2: During its second week in the UK, Casino Royale took in an estimated £8.5 million, outgrossing all the other films in the top 10 combined. This brought then current UK total for the film up to £27.9 million.

    Variety reported that Casino Royale had already earned more money from the UK box office in its first two full weeks than the entire UK box office take for 2002’s Die Another Day.

    Week 3: During its third week in the UK, Casino Royale remained #1 once again, earning £5.3 million (about $10.5 million). With a grand total of over £37 million ($70 milllion+) in the country, Casino Royale has now grossed more than the final take of any previous James Bond film in the UK.

    Week 4: For the fourth straight weekend, Casino Royale remained #1 in the UK. It took in over $5.43 million over the weekend, but was finally knocked from the top spot later in the week with the premiere of Happy Feet.

    Week 5: While Casino Royale was finally knocked from the #1 spot by Happy Feet, the film continued its massive success at the box office. With a total exceeding £44.6 million, ($87 million) it is currently the second most successful film of the year.

    Week 6: Labeled a ‘sterling performance’ by Variety reported that Casino Royale was one of the films that helped to match the overall box office take for 2005 (in which the UK performed strongly as well). Bookers have predicted a final total of roughly $98 million for the film.

    Week 7: According to a report from Variety, the Bond film leapt 40% in its seventh frame; partly due to last weekend being Christmas. As earlier predicted, Casino Royale will soon pass the £50 million mark. The film had taken in $2.8 million over the weekend.

    Casino Royale is currently approaching the $100 million mark in the UK, giving the film a chance to pass by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, making it the highest grossing film of the year in the country.

    Week 8: Casino Royale continued its strong success in the UK, taking in $2.3 million. Slipping just 26% in the seventh frame, the film’s current UK box office stands at a very impressive $100.4 million and is set to become the highest grossing film of 2006 in the country. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is just barely holding onto the #1 spot at this point with $101.8 million.

    Week 9: Casino Royale continued its strong success in the UK, taking in roughly $1.8 million. With a current box office total of $102 million+ (and compared to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest‘s total of $101.8 million) Casino Royale has become the highest grossing film of 2006.

    Week 10: Casino Royale remained solid in the UK, taking in an additional $1.2 million. With a current box office total of over $106 million, Casino Royale has become the seventh highest grossing film of all time in the UK.

    Week 11: With a box office total of over $107 million, Casino Royale is currently the seventh highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound).

    Week 12: With a box office total of over $108.4 million, Casino Royale became the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound).

    Week 13: Casino Royale remains the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark.

    Week 14: Casino Royale remains the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds).

    Week 15: With very little change since last week, Casino Royale remained the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds).

    Week 16: With very little change since last week, Casino Royale remained the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds). It appears that the film will not go any higher than its current all-time #6 spot.

    Week 17: With very little change since last week, Casino Royale remained the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds).

    Week 18: Casino Royale remains the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds). The region 2 DVD release was on 19 March.

    Week 19FINAL: Casino Royale is the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the UK (when measured in the British pound) with a box office total around the $108-$109 million mark (roughly £55.3 million pounds).

    US Opening

    Week 1: Casino Royale opened #1 in all of its 27 countries during the first weekend, with the exception of the US, where it grossed $40,833,156, narrowly beaten by Happy Feet, which took in $41,533,432. This was most likely a result of a much shorter running time for the animated penguin film, as well as playing on some 3,800 screens compared to 3,434 for Casino Royale. However, James Bond opened #1 in the US on Friday with $14,741,135, beating Happy Feet, which took in $12,257,221, for that first day win.

    According to Sony, Casino Royale‘s opening audience was 55% male and 57% over the age of 25.

    Week 2: During the Thanksgiving weekend (second weekend), Casino Royale grossed $30,785,874, but was beaten once more by Happy Feet, which took in $37,038,046 – reports Box Office Mojo.

    Additionally, Casino Royale passed the $100 million mark in the US box office, thanks to its takings of $1,551,530 on Thursday, 30 November.

    Week 3: Casino Royale was ranked #2 on the weekend, where it once again battled with Happy Feet for the top spot. It grossed $15,112,870 over the third weekend. This was also the first week where the theatre count for the film had begun to drop (albeit only 57 at this point).

    Week 4: Grossing $8,926,207 over the fourth weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #4 overall, facing competition from Happy Feet once again, but also the premieres of Apocalypto and The Holiday.

    Week 5: Taking in $5,627,644 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #8 overall. In comparison with Die Another Day, both Bond films are performing almost identically in terms of the current US box office totals.

    Week 6: Taking in $3,143,720 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #11 overall with a theatre count of 1,588 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). With a US box office total of roughly $149 million, Casino Royale is approximately $12 million away from surpassing Die Another Day‘s US total.

    Week 7: Taking in $4,601,492 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #12 overall with a theatre count of 1,543 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). Despite this, the film’s weekend box office improved over the total from week six (as well as breaking the $150 million barrier). With a US box office total of roughly $157 million, Casino Royale is approximately $5 million away from surpassing Die Another Day‘s US total.

    Casino Royale is also hovering around the #9 spot (and looks to move up to #8 as well) for US Top 10 list of 2006.

    Week 8: Taking in $3,002,507 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #16 overall with a theatre count of 1,266 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). As of 10 January, the US box office total stands roughly at $160.5 million–about $400,000 away from surpassing Die Another Day‘s US total.

    Week 9: Taking in $1,736,448 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #20 overall with a theatre count of 814 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). However, that weekend total helped bring Casino Royale‘s US box office total to $162 million+, surpassing Die Another Day‘s US total of $160,942,139 and making it the highest grossing James Bond film in the US.

    Week 10: Taking in $1,192,435 over the weekend, Casino Royale dropped to #23 overall with a theatre count of 661 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). This brough the US box office total for the film up to $164 million+.

    Week 11: Casino Royale took in $609,192 over the weekend with a theatre count of 364. Ranked #29 overall, it was the first time the film did not break the $1 million mark over the weekend. The US box office total currently stands at $165 million+.

    Week 12: Casino Royale took in $360,708 over the weekend with a theatre count of 248 (comparing to the opening of 3,434). Ranked #30 overall, it was the second consecutive time the film did not break the $1 million mark over the weekend. The US box office total currently stands at $165.8 million+.

    Week 13: Casino Royale took in just under $300,000 over the weekend with a theatre count of 187–a sign the film is clearly on its last legs at the box office after an impressive run. The US box office total currently stands at $166.2 million+.

    Week 14: Casino Royale got a small boost at the US box office thanks to a slightly increased theater count in hopes of maximizing profits in these final weeks (the theater count increased to 318). The US total currently stands at $166.7 million+.

    Week 15: Casino Royale took in $210,000 from 267 theaters. Dropping to #34 overall, it was understandably the lowest weekend box office total yet. The US total currently stands at $167 million+.

    Week 16: Casino Royale slid to the #35 spot overall and took in $138,853 from 226 theaters. The US total currently stands at $167.2 million+.

    Week 17: Casino Royale slid way down to the #44 spot overall and took in $85,000 from 132 theaters (understandable with the DVD release this week) The US total currently stands at $167.3 million+.

    Week 18: Casino Royale fell to #53 overall and took in $49,679 from 85 theaters. The US total currently stands at $167.4 million+.

    Week 19FINAL: It appears that the final US total for Casino Royale will be roughly $167.5 million.

    International Openings

    Week 1: For the first weekend openings, Casino Royale set a record in India where it earned $3.2 million at 427 playdates, beating Spider-Man 2‘s opening by 87% for biggest debut of a non-Indian film.

    Sony Pictures Releasing India MD Uday Singh, said: ‘Casino Royale has exceeded our expectations at the box-office. This unprecedented opening is the largest for a foreign film in India. Backed by a 360 degree marketing campaign, synergy partnerships from the Sony Group Companies and our brand alliances, we took this franchise to a wider audience base. Critical acclaim from the media further helped in building the buzz.’

    Other box office totals include: Russia with $3.8 million (eighth largest opening for a non-Russian film), Greece with $1.34 million, Thailand with $1.1 million, Taiwan with $1 million, Singapore with $900,000, Malaysia with $800,000, Poland with $735,000 and the United Arab Emirates with $635,000.

    Week 2: For the second weekend openings, Casino Royale continued its success in 18 new countries, including: Germany with $12 million, France with $8.4 million, Spain with $4 million, Switzerland with $3 million, Denmark with $2.5 million, Sweden with $2.1 million, Netherlands with $1.8 million, Austria with $1.6 million, Norway with $1.5 million, and Belgium with $1.5 million.

    Deadline Hollywood Daily reported that Casino Royale was #1 in 40 of the 50 countries during the second week.

    Week 3: For the third weekend, Casino Royale opened #1 in Japan with $3.3 million. Other weekend estimates for the film included: UK $10.4 million, Germany $8.6 million, France $5.3 million, Spain $2 million, Switzerland $1.7 million, and Denmark $1.6 million–all of which helped to push the film past the $300 million mark worldwide at the time. On opening day in Australia, the film set a new all-time best opening day for the 007 series, taking in $1.15 million at 405 playdates.

    Week 4: Taking in $35.5 million from 64 territories brought the international total up to $246.5 million. Contributing to this total were openings in 10 new markets, where Casino Royale set franchise records in every single one. Australia and New Zealand were the two strongest new openings for Casino Royale, where it took in $5.41 million and $836,778 respectively. Other openings included Mexico with $1.5 million, Argentina with $314,002 and Colombia with $320,589.

    As of the 8th December weekend in Canada, tribute.ca reports that Casino Royale has grossed roughly $16.8 million in total in the country.

    Week 5: Variety reported that the internatonal box office for Casino Royale had once again helped push the film past two more milestones: the $400 million barrier, and more importantly, the international box office record for the James Bond series. With an estimated total of $280 million internationally, the film has beaten the record previously held by 2002’s Die Another Day ($271 million).

    While this was the first frame where the film was not #1 internationally, Casino Royale still posted strong numbers in several markets: in Germany, the film made $3.2 million, $2.95 in the UK (for an already Bond record breaking overall total of $85 million+), $2.9 million in Australia and $1.6 million in France. It opened #1 in Brazil with $1.3 million.

    Week 6: Variety reported on 24 December that Casino Royale‘s current box office total stood at $448 million worldwide–making it the highest grossing James Bond film in the series. Casino Royale also passed the $300 million mark for the international box office–making it the 41st biggest international gross of all time. It was only the fourth film of 2006 to do so, the others being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Da Vinci Code, and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

    Taking in $15.4 million at over 6,300 playdates over the weekend and an additional $4 million on Christmas day to put the foreign total to $309.3 million. New openings for Casino Royale included South Korea, with $3.8 million at 347, and in Hong Kong, with $1.3 million at 105.

    Week 7: Playing at 5,300 screens in 61 territories, Casino Royale took in an estimated $16 million over the weekend. The film took in $2.8 million in both the UK and Germany, two markets that have been particularly strong for James Bond. This brought the totals for the film in both markets to $95 million and $43.3 million, respectively. Additionally, Casino Royale passed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office–a first for the Bond series.

    Sony also reports that Casino Royale has become its fourth-biggest hit internationally after The Da Vinci Code and the two Spider-man films. The film has additionally become the 35th-biggest hit all time internationally.

    Week 8: Taking in $19.2 million at 5,045 playdates in 60 markets, Casino Royale came in second overall to Night at the Museum. The newest James Bond film currently stands at $531 million+ worldwide, the 24th highest of all time. Additionally, James Bond secured another #1 opening, this time in Italy with $4.6 million at 425.

    Week 9: Taking in an estimated $11.3 million from 4,235 screens in 57 markets, Casino Royale once again came in second overall. The international total for the film now stands around $390 million+. The film’s recent opening in Italy made it one of the stronger markets this past weekend. The Bond film took in $2.6 million from 427 locations (the grand total now stands at $7.9 million). Additionally, after holding the #1 spot in South Africa since it’s 1 December 2006 opening, Casino Royale was finally pushed to #2 by The Departed.

    Week 10: Casino Royale took in $5.4 million overall at 3,030 playdates in 51 markets. The film’s more recent opening in Italy made it one of the stronger markets this past weekend–it took in $1.2 million. Additionally, Casino Royale became the highest grossing James Bond film in Japan, beating the record previously held by Pierce Brosnan’s Die Another Day. The international total for the film is now estimated to be over an impressive $400 million.

    Week 11: Casino Royale took in $3.2 million overall at 2,015 playdates in 48 markets–pushing the film’s international box office past the $400 million mark. Additionally, Casino Royale premiered in its final location, China, on 29 January and opened to the general public on the 30th. The film performed strong at its 470 playdates, taking in an estimated $1.5 million. The international total is estimated to be in excess of $407 million.

    Week 12: Casino Royale took in an estimated $6 million from 1,780 screens in 44 markets, lifting its international gross total to $416.8 million ($582.8 million worldwide). It took the fourth place overall for the weekend. Of that total, China contributed an estimated $4 million for the weekend ($6.9 million since its opening on 30 January) from 468 screens. Sony is expecting Casino Royale to set a new overall record for a non-Chinese film in the country.

    Week 13: Casino Royale took in $2.8 million internationally over the weekend from 1,305 screens in 33 markets. With an international total of $420.9 million, the film passed by Spider-man 2‘s total to become the 21st highest grossing film internationally of all time.

    Week 14: Casino Royale dropped from 18th position to #31 internationally over the weekend. The international total for the film currently exceeds $423.6 million dollars.

    Week 15: The international total is expected to currently be around the $424-425 million mark at this point.

    Week 16: With updated box office numbers from China, (Casino Royale has grossed roughly $11.5 million there since opening) the international total for the film is expected to be roughly $426 million.

    Week 17: With very little change since last week, the international total for Casino Royale is expected to be roughly $426-427 million.

    Week 18: The international total for Casino Royale is expected to be roughly $426-427 million.

    Week 19: As of 25 March 2007, the international total for Casino Royale is roughly $426-427 million.

    Week 20: As of 1 April 2007, the international total for Casino Royale is roughly $427 million. Finland, Sweden and New Zealand are some of the countries contributing to the near-final worldwide box office for the film.

    Week 21: As of 8 April 2007, the international total for Casino Royale is (again) roughly $427 million. Finland, Sweden, and Pakistan are some of the countries contributing to the near-final worldwide box office for the film.

    Week 22: As of 15 April 2007, the international total for Casino Royale remains around the $427 million as the film is still playing in Finland, Sweden, and Pakistan.

    Week 23: As of 22 April 2007, the international total for Casino Royale remains around the $427 million mark. Minimal contributions came from Pakistan once again this week, where the film continues to play.

    Week 24: As of 29 April 2007, the international total for Casino Royale remains around the $427 million mark.

    Week 25Final: In the twenty-fifth (and final) week of box office business, the international total for Casino Royale stands at roughly the $427 million mark.

    Estimates

    Many box-office gurus are predicting that Daniel Craig’s first 007 film will gross roughly $575 million worldwide. (This estimate has since become a reality).

    Casino Royale is on course to pass 2002’s Die Another Day (which took in $432 million worldwide) to become the top-grossing Bond flick,’ said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony. (This estimate has since become a reality).

    According to a report from Reuters, Sony Sony executives are predicting a final foreign gross of ‘up toward the mid-$300 millions.’ Such a feat would make Casino Royale the most successful Bond film overseas, beating the current record of $271 million held by 2002’s Die Another Day. (This estimate has since become a reality).

    Updates to come in the future.

    Casino Royale – Box Office Details

    Main Totals

    USA …… $167,500,000
    International …… $426,793,106
    Grand Total …… $594,293,106

    Main Totals: Weekend-By-Weekend

    17-19 November (1st) …… $84,241,042
    24-26 November (2nd) …… $224,547,249
    1-3 December (3rd) …… $311,451,307
    8-10 December (4th) …… $375,830,909
    15-17 December (5th) …… $417,226,042
    22-24 December (6th) …… $449,120,423
    29-31 December (7th) …… $490,516,811
    5-7 January (8th) …… $531,015,287
    12-14 January (9th) …… $552,097,224
    19-21 January (10th) …… $563,958,682
    26-28 January (11th) …… $570,898,179
    2-4 February (12th) …… $581,572,375
    9-11 February (13th) …… $586,854,128
    17-19 February (14th) …… $590,352,994
    23-25 February (15th) …… $591,007,184
    2-4 March (16th) …… $593,145,012
    9-11 March (17th) …… $593,597,723
    16-18 March (18th) …… $593,663,121
    23-25 March (19th) …… $594,076,410
    30 March-1 April (20th) …… $594,131,015
    6-8 April (21st) …… $594,172,016
    13-15 April (22nd) …… $594,222,532
    20-22 April (23rd) …… $594,247,987
    27-29 April (24th) …… $594,292,572
    4-6 May (25th) …… $594,293,106

    Opening Day

    UK …… £1,700,000
    USA …… $14,741,135

    Opening Weekends

    Country …… Opening Weekend
    UK …… $25,524,511
    USA …… $40,833,156
    Argentina …… $314,002
    Aruba …… $11,000
    Australia …… $5,408,957
    Austria …… $1,700,488
    Bahrain …… $40,000
    Belgium …… $1,464,391
    Bolivia …… $20,404
    Brazil …… $1,309,611
    Bulgaria …… $80,767
    Central America …… $121,418
    Chile …… $207,007
    China …… $1,500,000
    Colombia …… $320,589
    Croatia …… $137,969
    Curacao …… $30,287
    Czech Republic …… $313,374
    Denmark …… $2,628,615
    Ecuador …… $70,701
    Egypt …… $74,000
    Estonia …… $84,000
    Finland …… $793,376
    France …… $9,000,773
    Germany …… $12,511,453
    Greece …… $1,340,000
    Hong Kong …… $1,062,320
    Hungary …… $229,976
    Iceland …… $130,000
    India …… $3,200,000
    Indonesia …… $680,000
    Israel …… $320,000
    Italy …… $4,366,846
    Jamaica …… $71,000
    Japan …… $3,249,186
    Jordan …… $44,000
    Kenya …… $86,456
    Kuwait …… $180,000
    Latvia …… $88,000
    Lebanon …… $113,000
    Lithuania …… $55,000
    Malaysia …… $794,891
    Mexico …… $1,492,118
    Netherlands …… $1,662,774
    New Zealand …… $836,778
    Nigeria …… $44,016
    Norway …… $1,757,850
    Oman …… $27,000
    Peru …… $128,515
    Philippines …… $529,000
    Poland …… $735,000
    Portugal …… $677,869
    Qatar …… $73,000
    Romania …… $82,138
    Russia …… $3,800,000
    Serbia and Montenegro …… $52,112
    Singapore …… $900,000
    Slovakia …… $54,000
    Slovenia …… $145,428
    South Africa …… $508,899
    South Korea …… $2,766,834
    Spain …… $3,781,083
    Sweden …… $2,316,708
    Switzerland (French region) …… $583,916
    Switzerland (German region) …… $2,344,052
    Syria …… $4,000
    Taiwan …… $1,000,000
    Thailand …… $1,100,000
    Trinidad & Tobago …… $71,000
    Turkey …… $446,000
    Ukraine …… $535,410
    United Arab Emirates …… $635,000
    Uruguay …… $18,133
    Venezuela …… $193,586
    Vietnam …… $180,000

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