It is hard to overlook Casino Royale‘s performance in the UK when it comes to examining the box office results for the newest James Bond film.
Variety reports that Daniel Craig’s first 007 film was one of the ‘sterling performances’ of the year, helping to match the overall box office take for 2005 (in which the UK performed strongly as well).
Taking in a record-breaking $82.5 million already, Casino Royale is expected to perform strongly over the Christmas season and into January. Bookers have predicted a final total of roughly $98 million for the film.
The most recent Bond film, Die Another Day, grossed a final total of $69.6 million in the UK.
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