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Anniversary of UK release of ‘Goldeneye’ [1995]

November 24th, 2015 by


Goldeneye went on UK general release on November 24th 1995. Pierce Brosnan’s 007 début ended a four year drought of Bond movies after a legal dispute between Cubby Broccoli and MGM/Pathé.

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‘SPECTRE’ box office now stands at $677M worldwide

November 23rd, 2015 by


This weekend saw SPECTRE exceed $677 million worldwide, having taken $524 internationally and $153 million in the domestic North American market. In North America the latest James Bond movie slipped into second place this weekend, behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The domestic take of SPECTRE is estimated to have dropped to $14.6 million, down from $35.4 million last weekend and $71.3 […]

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‘SPECTRE’ exceeds $500 million worldwide

November 16th, 2015 by

Women of SPECTRE

SPECTRE is estimated to have grossed $543.8 million worldwide by Sunday according to figures reported this morning. In North America the film has now taken $130 million, with the box office for its second week estimated at $35.40 million, down from $71.3 million in the opening weekend. Internationally SPECTRE is now on release in 92 territories and earned $152 million over the […]

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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes talk ‘SPECTRE’ [video]

November 12th, 2015 by

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SPECTRE explosion breaks Guinness World Record

November 10th, 2015 by


SPECTRE has been recognised by Guinness World Records for the largest stunt explosion in a movie. Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux joined Barbara Broccoli to accept a certificate for the record in Beijing on behalf of Chris Corbould, responsible for special effects on the film. Filmed in Erfoud, Morocco, the explosion required 8,418 litres of fuel […]

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Sam Mendes has finished with Bond

November 9th, 2015 by

Sam Mendes directs Léa Seydoux

Sam Mendes is unlikely to do another Bond movie after SPECTRE. Having tied all Daniel Craig’s films together the director says he has now “finished a journey”. Following the release of Skyfall Mendes was initially reluctant to return to make another Bond film. He was subsequently persuaded to do so by Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G […]

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‘SPECTRE’ opens with $70.4M in US

November 9th, 2015 by

SPECTRE teaser poster

SPECTRE topped the US box office this weekend after going on general release from Friday. The latest Bond film took a total of $73 million according to early estimates. This figure corresponds to the range from the first forecasts before they were raised to the $80 million region. This is some way off the $88.4 million earned […]

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Talking ‘SPECTRE’ on Seattle radio

November 9th, 2015 by

SPECTRE standee art

To coincide with the release of SPECTRE in the US I was invited to talk all things 007 on Seattle-based radio show The Political Bistro. Co-host Mark Griswold is a subscriber to The James Bond Dossier monthly newsletter and got in contact to invite me on the show, which you can listen to here. It […]

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MI6 Confidential #33: Daniel Craig talks ‘SPECTRE’

November 4th, 2015 by


MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-third issue. The team returning from Skyfall knew that the 24th adventure had to be bigger and better than its predecessor. Director Sam Mendes attracted talent in the form of leading actors Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux, he brought on […]

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American première of ‘SPECTRE’ takes place in Mexico City [video]

November 3rd, 2015 by


Last night saw the “Premiere de las Americas” take place in Mexico City, attended by Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista and Stephanie Sigman, as well as producer Barbara Broccoli and singer Sam Smith. VIP guests who walked the red carpet included recently-crowned triple F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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