Connery still #1 highest grossing Bond.

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Morrisb, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -10,677
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    421
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...e-james-bond-daniel-craig-20151109-story.html

    Three of the four highest-grossing Bond movies came out in the 1960s, within just a three-year span: Thunderball, Dr. No and You Only Live Twice, which each averaged nearly half a billion in today’s dollars. (For all the comparisons, I'm adjusting for inflation, and I'm using domestic receipts; the global box office as we know it‎ is a modern phenomenon.)

    In contrast, three of the four lowest‎-grossing Bond movies in history came out in an equally compact period of time, over just four years in the 1980's — The Living Daylights, License to Kill and A View to a Kill, which averaged just about $100 million per movie. From a popularity standpoint, those movies were a world away from the trio of 1960s super-hits.

    ...if you stopped a random group of people on the street, many of them would certainly say they prefer the Craig pics to the Brosnan ones. But Bond has always been about popularity, how it hits a kind of cultural solar plexus at the time that it strikes such a blow. And whether it’s the exultant fantasy of the Brosnan era, the more dour fears of the Craig era, or another factor, the majority of the Brosnan movies caught on in a bigger way, at least in theaters.

    [​IMG]
     
    sino8r, scoobyla and XXXXX like this.
  2. knu3421

    knu3421 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    36,270
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    22,801
    Likes Received:
    5,999
    Peanuts movie :yes:
     
    GIRLY, scoobyla, Javaforgotme and 2 others like this.
  3. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

    Reputations:
    131,703
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,382
    Likes Received:
    11,665
    Interesting... Roger will always be the best bond
    7 titles to his credit
     
  4. bluedevil30

    bluedevil30 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    22,927
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2015
    Messages:
    3,554
    Likes Received:
    5,684
    Not really a fair comparison anymore because people can wait for Spectre to be on PPV or a TV broadcast.

    That being said, Sean Connery did have the best style and banged some primo Bond girls.

    Late 60s movies just had style and coolness that most movies today can't seem to match.
     
  5. Senator Rick

    Senator Rick Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    254,717
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    17,278
    Likes Received:
    21,343



    as it should be
     
  6. Senator Rick

    Senator Rick Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    254,717
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    17,278
    Likes Received:
    21,343
    oh sweet jesus - I don't think Fleming ever saw James Bond as a ponce punster -weakest role Roger Moore ever had
     
    Ta Ta Toothy likes this.
  7. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

    Reputations:
    269,283
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    52,263
    Likes Received:
    52,025
    Connery is Bond.
     
  8. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -10,677
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    421
    New movies almost go out of their way to not even use the them. Stylishly and financially, Brosnan is right there with Connery to me. :)
     
    PI Nate likes this.
  9. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

    Reputations:
    131,703
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,382
    Likes Received:
    11,665
    Pierce was good. Roger said he could never be a serious bond like Connery .. He felt he had to bring some charm and wit.. He did
     
  10. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

    Reputations:
    131,703
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,382
    Likes Received:
    11,665
    Goldeneye was one of the best bond movies
     
    Nick Manning, loogaroo and Morrisb like this.
  11. fletchman71

    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    18,291
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    10,586
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    The novels are really good too.
     
  12. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    69,363
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,182
    Likes Received:
    17,823
    Watch Live and Let Die and try not to laugh at all the 70's racism.
     
  13. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    69,363
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    14,182
    Likes Received:
    17,823
    It was ok. The Nintendo game it spawned was arguably the greatest game ever based on a movie.

    Best movies by Bond:

    Connery: Diamonds Are Forever
    Moore: Man with the Golden Gun
    Dalton: Living Daylights
    Brosnan: Die Another Day
    Craig: Casino Royale
     
    Mulletude and Turtle Man like this.
  14. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -10,677
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    421
    Roger fan too. I don't hate any of them. James Bond quiz and I kept getting Roger. So..lol

    What James Bond Are You http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/byJgB-_-OMZ/Which James Bond Are You
     
    Turtle Man likes this.
  15. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

    Reputations:
    103,334
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    8,825
    Likes Received:
    19,125
    <--- Another fan of Roger Moore
     
  16. Skipnoid

    Skipnoid Lick Me!

    Reputations:
    130,457
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    12,544
    Likes Received:
    16,657
    Time out! Who's the guy between Connery and Moore? :dontknow:
     
  17. Skipnoid

    Skipnoid Lick Me!

    Reputations:
    130,457
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    12,544
    Likes Received:
    16,657
    I agree!
     
  18. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

    Reputations:
    816,359
    Joined:
    May 12, 2013
    Messages:
    31,315
    Likes Received:
    65,371
  19. loogaroo

    loogaroo Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,962
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    1,589
    the best ones are:

    goldfinger
    goldeneye
    casino royale
    and the man w/ the golden gun....scaramanga was a cool villain
     
    Mulletude and Rhinosaucerous like this.
  20. the G-man

    the G-man Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    43,528
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2015
    Messages:
    4,344
    Likes Received:
    10,520
    Moore's problems were: (a) the movies got too campy; (b) he kept the role too long and looked ridiculous at the end.