Box Office: ‘Spectre’ Breaks Wednesday Record in U.K.

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Box Office: ‘Spectre’ Breaks Wednesday Record in U.K..

The movie starring Daniel Craig as secret agent 007 took $9.2 million in its first full day in what Sony said was the biggest Tuesday ever in movie-going history in Britain. The figure was also bigger than the first-day UK gross for the last Bond movie, “Skyfall,” in 2012, the studio said in a statement. “Spectre,” which had its world premiere in London on Monday night, has won good reviews from movie critics and is due to open in North America and much of the rest of the world on Nov. 6.

The Daily Mail wanted to find out, so its editors dissected all of the miles traveled and locales visited by every single Bond across 24 movies to find the definitive answer. The fact that Moore was clearly well past his sell-by date failed to dilute my childhood excitement and I have since seen every Bond film at the cinema.

He may not everyone’s favorite double agent, but with seven films taking place in 44 locations, Roger Moore tops the list as the most traveled James Bond. Bond by the numbers Sean Connery: 6 films – 32 locations George Lazenby: 1 film – 5 locations Timothy Dalton: 2 films – 10 locations Roger Moore: 7 films – 44 locations Pierce Brosnan: 4 films – 27 locations Sean Connery, the original womanizing spy, is the second most traveled Bond, visiting 32 locations in six films.

In his hetero avatar, he’s as much a draw for straight blokes who aspire to be like him, as much as he is for the pretty boys who fantasise about him. As opposed to say, Diana Rigg, who Bond married at the end of OHMSS, Lynd is only memorable for her icy temperament – yet her corpse keeps getting dusted off to remind us of Bond’s broken heart.

By altering his orientation, the typical Bond fans will be alienated seeing their hero’s character and personality subverted from the way he has evolved over the decades. Bond fans travel to destinations just because Bond has been there.” All together, the six Bonds have been around the world more than 18 times, racking up 460,000 miles.

Whether you’re a sucker for Connery’s witty one-liners or prefer Prosnan’s cheeky charm, check out the locations featured in every James Bond film since 1962. Following some virtuoso filmmaking in a strong pre-credits sequence set during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico City, we’re off on the trail of a secret organisation whose stock in trade is, amongst other things, human trafficking and terrorism. Of course we’d like Bond to be as British as possible, but if Ben Kingsley can play Mahatma Gandhi with aplomb, I don’t see why Idris Elba can’t play 007. Shifting from London, Rome, Austria and back to London, too much feels like perfunctory box-ticking: glamorous European locations, check; world class tailor, check; Aston Martin, check; sinister man with long-haired pussy, check.

That said, how would a black Bond be incognito in Russia? 1) Tony Blair has finally said sorry for the Iraq war and taken partial responsibility for the rise of the Islamic State (IS). Despite initial deceptions by Eon to claim the contrary, of course Christopher Waltz is playing Ernst Stavros Blofeld – blame the trailers for making that perfectly clear. He should be standing trial for war crimes, along with his buddy, George Bush. 2) Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell wants to be a role model for the young and set up a new free school for arts and business. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want — for Downing Street not to allow down-and-out fruitcakes to flash the welfare card by opening educational establishments. 3) The good news: Geeta is back in India, thanks to Edhi, Pakistan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.

Anti-climax! 4) I don’t know who is worse — pathologist Nicole Angemi who uploads horrific pictures of autopsies to her Instagram account, or the lady’s 547,000 followers who loyally track and like the hugely morbid images she posts. 5) The heart pains to the see the consequences of the ferocious earthquake that shook northern Pakistan after a decade. The medieval thought process that this was the wrath of God for some secret sin, only demonstrates the country’s deep failing as an educated nation. The real failing lies in the ineptitude of the government for extending negligible timely aid, zero earthquake preparedness and disaster management to a region that is impoverished and calamity-prone. 6) Feroz Khan and Sajal Ali are clearly Pakistan’s new-age SRK and Kajol.

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