Anniversary of Thunderball world première [1965]

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The fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, premièred in Tokyo on 9th December 1965. Originally it was to have opened in the UK in October but post-production delays saw Japan as the opening territory.

Released at the height of Bondmania, after the effects of inflation are taken to account, Thunderball was to remain the highest grossing Bond film until Skyfall.

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