Is it the best Bond yet?
I'll say yes! Saw it in the Cineplex AVX theatre at the Kirkland Colesium Sunday night. I am very happy that you can reserve your seats ahead, in fact we reserved our seats last Thursday. It has been a long time since I've seen line-ups at the cash, line-ups at the theater door, and a parking lot that full. Such is the Bond franchise. It's got action, drama, emotion and I won't spoil anything for you but I would like your thoughts.
"Skyfall" had the biggest Bond opening ever with $87.8 Million After four years out of theaters, James Bond is back in a big way. "Skyfall" made a massive $87.8 million in its first three days of release. (--That increases to $90 million when you add the $2.2 million made at Thursday night screenings.) That makes it the best Bond debut in the series' 23-film history . . . by a big margin. The previous record was set by "Quantum of Solace" when it opened with $67.5 million back in 2008.
(--DANIEL CRAIG'S first turn as 007, in "Casino Royale", had the fourth best opening, with $40.8 million in 2006. It came in behind Pierce Brosnan's final Bond film, "Die Another Day", which opened with $47 million.)
Listen to the Ric and Suzanne Show all this week to win a trip to Toronto to see the 50 Years of Bond Style exhibit.
A unique exhibition exploring the design and style of the world’s most iconic movie brand
“Bond, James Bond.” From the moment Sean Connery uttered that famous name at the beginning of Dr. No, Agent 007 captured the world’s imagination. In the five decades since, the suave screen hero has not only headlined the most successful franchise in film history, he has made an indelible impact on the worlds of art, music, fashion, technology, travel, automotive design, and lifestyle.
Making its North American premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox following its unveiling at London’s Barbican Centre this past summer, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Bond, featuring costumes, props, models, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards and other fascinating artifacts from the series. Signature Bond items featured in the exhibition include the steel teeth worn by Richard “Jaws” Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me(1977); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No(1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); and multiple gadgets from Q Branch.
Complemented by three accompanying film programmes, special guests and educational workshops, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is an unprecedented exploration of the distinctive design, craftsmanship and style of the world’s most famous secret agent.
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style was originally organized by Barbican in partnership with EON Productions, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®–winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers.