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  1. Casino Royale Enters James Bond Into UK Box Office Top Ten

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    As previously noted in CBn’s box office round-up, the phenomenal success of Casino Royale at the UK box office has entered it into the overall top ten listing.

    Daniel Craig’s debut James Bond film sits at the #6 position overall with roughly £55.5 million. The 21st official 007 entry was the highest grossing film of 2006 in the UK and by far the most successful in the series–soaring past the records that were held by 2002’s Die Another Day.

    At the very top is 1998’s Titanic with £69 million. Also on the list are all three films from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the first two Harry Potter films, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Full Monty and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

    The top 20 films at the UK box office in 2006 took a total of £151 million. Total UK cinema takings were £762 million during the year, a 1% drop compared with 2005.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2007-04-24
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