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Old 11-14-2012, 06:25 PM   #26
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Interesting that TMWTGG did so poorly when it was the last movie to be released only a year after the previous one (and the first since Thunderball). I wonder if people were like "Eh..."
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #27
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I wonder if people were like "Eh..."
TMWTGG was released in Christmas 1974 alongside The Godfather Part II and Young Frankenstein. It's a simple case of being no match for the competition. One could blame the poor release date, but it's really the quality of the movie. Most people tend to forget that Tomorrow Never Dies was released on the same day as Titanic. And it didn't struggle at all. It held its own.

Titanic vs. TND

Weekend 1:
Titanic - $28.6 million
TND - $25.1 million

Weekend 2:
Titanic - $35.4 million ($88.4 million)
TND - $20.4 million ($62.2 million)

Weekend 3:
Titanic - $33.3 million ($157.4 million)
TND - $13.7 million ($92.4 million)

After that, TND fizzled out as Titanic continued its legendary run, but it put up a good fight at the end of 1997. TND was a strong holiday counterpart to Titanic.
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Most people tend to forget that Tomorrow Never Dies was released on the same day as Titanic. And it didn't struggle at all. It held its own.

Titanic vs. TND

Weekend 1:
Titanic - $28.6 million
TND - $25.1 million

Weekend 2:
Titanic - $35.4 million ($88.4 million)
TND - $20.4 million ($62.2 million)

Weekend 3:
Titanic - $33.3 million ($157.4 million)
TND - $13.7 million ($92.4 million)

After that, TND fizzled out as Titanic continued its legendary run, but it put up a good fight at the end of 1997. TND was a strong holiday counterpart to Titanic.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #30
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Almost everyone here got into Bond because of Brosnan. Our generation will carry his legacy. The same way kids of the '70s & '80s have a soft spot for Roger Moore.
First Bond films I saw were Goldfinger and Thunderball. Then some of the Moore outings. But the first one I saw in a theater was Goldeneye.
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The first Bond I saw was The Man with the Golden Gun. But I never would have seen these movies if it weren't for Pierce Brosnan. The trailer for GoldenEye peeked my interest and TBS was airing a marathon to promote the film. It was a perfect storm of events. Brosnan was definitely my gateway drug to 007.
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Goldeneye definitely was the one the majority of us saw in theaters for the first time. My childhood franchises were essentially Bond and Star Wars though.
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I think Ramplate is the only who saw Bond movies in theaters before GoldenEye.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #34
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I probably saw the Dalton ones in the theater, I just don't remember.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:01 AM   #35
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969
Diamonds Are Forever 1971
Live and Let Die 1973
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
Moonraker 1979
Octopussy 1983
A View to a Kill 1985
The Living Daylights 1987
Licence to Kill 1989

My oldest brother took me to see everything up to TMWTGG (It was the only way he could get the car from my parents at night lol) and I missed For Your Eyes Only in the theater
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #36
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I grew up with Brosnan he is my Bond. So I'll always have a special place for him.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:53 PM   #37
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Speaking of box office, Skyfall will likely surpass Die Another Day and Moonraker by the end of the weekend. Major accomplishment for Daniel Craig but not so good for the legacy of Pierce Brosnan.
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I don't think as many people look at legacy the same way you do.
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I'm just looking at popularity. Skyfall may soon become the 4th most successful Bond film of all-time. For a 50 year franchise with 23 movies, that is a MAJOR accomplishment and cements Daniel Craig in the 007 history books.
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Except a lot of people don't follow box office receipts.
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GoldenEye was my first Bond film. I've only seen probably 8 of them, at best.
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Nope. I saw The Living Daylights and License To Kill in theaters.

I'm much more of a fan of Goldeneye 007 for the N64 than I am of the actual movie. I have no idea how many hundreds of hours my friends and I must have played that thing.
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The first Bond film I see in theaters was probably Casino Royale.
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Brosnan was really cool, especially in Golden Eye. However, the other movies with Brosnan were too overloaded with cheap effects. Not Brosnan's guilt, it seems a problem of all Bond movies after the Moore period.
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Craig is an awesome Bond. A total badass. However Bronsan is still a few notches above. Pierce could be totally cold and ruthless as seen in Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, but he also has the charm to be suave and sofisticated...no matter how hard he tries Craig can't pull the sofictication charm off. This does not mean it detracts from his performance, but just showing why Bronsan is still my fovorite.

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The hell? Should I be banning you right now? I'm confused.
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I liked it better when they just spammed. When they pretend to be your friend first...it kind of hurts.
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I was watching the documentary "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" and they mentioned something that I hadn't really given much thought to. Almost every Bond film has either been made during the Cold War or Post-9/11. Those four movies that Pierce Brosnan made are the exceptions. Obviously, GoldenEye benefitted by being a reflection of the Cold War, but the three follow-ups were simply over-the-top action films. Die Another Day is an example of what happens when Bond movies are made without an enemy.
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