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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

As has been noted elsewhere, the USA has NEVER BEEN a place that made or broke a James Bond film, box office-wise.
This film will probably end up behind the behemoth that was SKYFALL (they called that a perfect storm of timing and placement) but still holding its own amongst the other successes.
It has yet to open in China, possibly Bond's biggest market, after the UK and the biggest box office market IN THE WORLD.
Its takings there will most likely propel it much nearer to the 1 billion mark.
And in these times, that's a HIT!!
And its Home Viewing takings are gonna be WAY BIGGER too, as more people purchase it on BR/DVD or home viewing, as the times are a changin'.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

if indeed the franchise survives the multitude of disappointments therein.

Oh please. This is far from the worst Bond movie and the series hasn't died yet.

The series has survived Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, A View to a Kill, Die Another Day and Quantum of Solace. The box office failure of Licence to Kill didn't prevent GoldenEye from bring the series back from the deep.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was considered a major disappointment in nearly every regard at the time.

If this doesn't light the world on fire critically or at the box office then they'll just change course. If you don't like the most recent style and actor, just hang loose. Another will be on the way which might be to your standards. It's like Doctor Who.

James Bond will outlive us all.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)



Oh please. This is far from the worst Bond movie and the series hasn't died yet.


No, that would be SPECTRE, although NTTD has the least memorable title song (and SPECTRE the 2nd or 3rd least...)

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark R. Y.   (Member)

if indeed the franchise survives the multitude of disappointments therein.

Oh please. This is far from the worst Bond movie and the series hasn't died yet.

The series has survived Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, A View to a Kill, Die Another Day and Quantum of Solace. The box office failure of Licence to Kill didn't prevent GoldenEye from bring the series back from the deep.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was considered a major disappointment in nearly every regard at the time.

If this doesn't light the world on fire critically or at the box office then they'll just change course. If you don't like the most recent style and actor, just hang loose. Another will be on the way which might be to your standards. It's like Doctor Who.

James Bond will outlive us all.


Heh, I guess you haven't seen NTTD yet.

The Bond (or, now, just 007 to be filled "Dr. Who fashion" with whomever) of recent years has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bond films of the 1960s-1980s. Those ended in 1989 with the end of the regular crew (Maibaum, Glen, Cubby, etc.) The Brosnan and especially the Craig films are an entirely different species. They all have good qualities (I especially like the 2006 Casino Royale), but they ain't the Bond of the first three decades of the franchise.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   TheAvenger   (Member)



Oh please. This is far from the worst Bond movie and the series hasn't died yet.


No, that would be SPECTRE, although NTTD has the least memorable title song (and SPECTRE the 2nd or 3rd least...)


Be careful, there are some narrow minded folk around these parts who will accuse you of trolling for that opinion. Because only their opinion counts for anything apparently.

I agree, Spectre was rubbish. In my utterly worthless opinion that is.

 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2021 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

"Drew’s producing partner came in and Murray was like, ‘What’s going on?’ McG was like, “did you get new pages in your trailer?’ And Murray was like, ‘No. But I put new pages in everyone else’s trailer.’Drew and her partner were pretty upset by this. Murray was like, ‘I’m making it better, ok? You’ve got, like, 16 writers on this thing…’ and Lucy spoke up, saying something like, ‘this is way out of line.’"'>

Take a shot every time he says "like".

Actually, don't. Or do. I'm not your guardian angel.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2021 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

if indeed the franchise survives the multitude of disappointments therein.

Oh please. This is far from the worst Bond movie and the series hasn't died yet.

The series has survived Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, A View to a Kill, Die Another Day and Quantum of Solace. The box office failure of Licence to Kill didn't prevent GoldenEye from bring the series back from the deep.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was considered a major disappointment in nearly every regard at the time.

If this doesn't light the world on fire critically or at the box office then they'll just change course. If you don't like the most recent style and actor, just hang loose. Another will be on the way which might be to your standards. It's like Doctor Who.

James Bond will outlive us all.


Heh, I guess you haven't seen NTTD yet.


I have. The second weekend. I loved it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 4, 2021 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)


If anything, I agree that they need to scale back the overspending and reaching for blockbusters until people are back in the seats.

Perhaps this film will have legs, but I still think many people are waiting for home video and streaming services.


Yup, I'm waiting for the Blu-ray release of NTTD, & trying to avoid spoilers.


It's released on DVD/Blu-ray on December 20th (in the UK anyway), so I'll pick up the Blu-ray a few days before Christmas & look at it on Christmas Day (well that or The Alamo, or The Great Escape).

 
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