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'Skyfall' Has the Biggest 007 Opening Ever: What Is the Best Bond Film?

Film 2012/11/12 18:00:00
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This weekend James Bond took movie theaters by storm, when “Skyfall” celebrated the biggest U.S. opening weekend in franchise history. Box Office Mojo reported that the latest 007 installment took in an estimated $87.8 million in three days. That brings the worldwide tally to $518.6 million for the 23rd installment of the series, which stars Daniel Craig who plays the legendary secret agent for the third time.



The new film is well on its way to overtaking his first Bond movies, which currently hold the No. 1 and 2 spot on the overall earnings list for the super spy series. But money doesn’t necessary equate to quality. When it comes time for critics to rank the Bond films, "Skyfall’s" place is up for debate.

Rolling Stone magazine’s movie critic Peter Travers recently ranked all 23 Bond films and put the latest installment fifth on the list. He placed Craig’s "Casino Royale" right before it at No. 4. He gave a nod to the one-time Bond, George Lazenby, in his 1969 film, "On Her Majesty’s Secret Service." But the top two slots went to the Sean Connery flicks from the ‘60s "From Russia with Love" and "Goldfinger." None of Travers’ ultimate three films even breaks the box office top ten. What do you think is the best Bond film around?

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  • Goldneye 2013/03/04 05:50:48
    “From Russia with Love”
    Goldneye
    I thought SKYFALL was the worst. Unoriginal and boring. No Bond film should ever be boring, but that remake of HOME ALONE at the end of the film just sucked, along with everything else they stole from every other film. Awful!
  • Thomas 2013/02/24 17:06:59
    “Goldfinger”
    Thomas
  • Bob P. Clarkson 2013/01/10 00:34:04
    “From Russia with Love”
    Bob P. Clarkson
    I look at those actors who succeeded James Bond - I mean Sean Connery, and I say to myself, "No, I don't think so".
    Connery had the panache, the glint in his eye that made you question whether he was making fun of another character or was just being sarcastic, and the physical presence to make Bond seem bigger than life when he was fighting evil.
    I wasn't surprised to see "Skyfall" take the number one slot in this poll. I would bet that half or more of those who answered the poll have never seen more than one other James Bond movie.
    I was pleasantly surprised to see the film critic from Rolling Stone had my two favorites also had them listed #1 and #2 in the all time rankings.
    Having had the opportunity to see the original Bond flicks roll out - and everything since, I would put "Skyfall" in the top 5-6. While it revealed his dark side, Ian Fleming never let a story pass without a very sexual (implied) co-star.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/12/14 11:54:12
  • jesus.blanco.7792 2012/12/08 16:13:44
    “Casino Royale”
    jesus.blanco.7792
    i think all the movies are cool even skyfall.
  • john 2012/11/23 12:31:55
    “Skyfall”
    john
    I put skyfall, only because I have never seen a bond film, but I have it on DVD and will watch it on Saturday ....I saw bits of the early ones and thought they were over the top and never bothered again...I owned video shops at the time and there were many better films to watch.....
  • Meljahun 2012/11/23 11:41:19
    “Casino Royale”
    Meljahun
    Daniel Craige by far is the best James Bond Pearse Brosnan comes in as second best
    overall. But i felt that "Casino Royal" was more enjoyable.
  • JPS 2012/11/21 04:36:50
    “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
    JPS
    But I'm also a huge fan of 'The Man with the Golden Gun' and Live and Let Die'.
  • Dave 007 2012/11/18 12:40:14
    “Goldfinger”
    Dave 007
    Anybody not putting "Goldfinger" number one, doesn't know their Bond Flicks.
  • codie.paul 2012/11/17 18:10:39 (edited)
    Other
    codie.paul
    Wow a lot of people for Skyfall. And not many for Casino Royale. They both were really good but Skyfall was a lot better. And i would say it is the best in the series. But Die Another Day is my favorite. Peirce Brosnan is Bond. And i find it crazy out of all the Bond movies Skyfall has the biggest opening ever, especially when it got some bad reviews. It was still really good though and the best one in the series.
  • WaleskaL 2012/11/16 04:38:52
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    WaleskaL
    +1
    Daniel Craig is handsome (Hot!) and a great Bond, but I loved: "For your Eyes Only". I think Skyfall was a great action movie, but I was hoping for a little more romance. Him and Severine did not last long... In other words, I just didn't like the way things ended with her... It was a little dark...
    loved eyes skyfall action movie hoping romance severine ended dark loved eyes skyfall action movie hoping romance severine ended dark loved eyes skyfall action movie hoping romance severine ended dark http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.n... action movie hoping romance severine ended dark httpwac 450f edgecastcdn
  • calvin236 WaleskaL 2012/12/17 01:27:43
    calvin236
    The whole purpose of this bond was to be dark, and that's what they acheived with him. I think he was a pretty good bond, because i liked the dark aspect about it.
  • Robert Erbach 2012/11/15 22:20:16
    Other
    Robert Erbach
    Live & let die with high-speed boat chase through Louisiana.
  • phil white 2012/11/15 15:32:42
    “From Russia with Love”
    phil white
    I love James Bond films. What I like most about them is James gets to shoot the b-stards.
    Somde day :-)
  • mblack 2012/11/15 11:48:01
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    mblack
    All Sean Connery and Live and let die. Skyfall was good for various reasons. I would like to see a better actor in the Bond role.
  • America... mblack 2012/11/15 14:00:27
    AmericanVirus
    He's not a bad actor, he's not the best Bond, but he's a good actor.
  • mblack America... 2012/11/15 21:27:10
    mblack
    He's too predictable in the Bond role. More fit for a Matt Damon (Bourne) replacement.
  • claymation 2012/11/15 09:58:30
    “Skyfall”
    claymation
    This new James Bond blows all the other one's away! Sean Connery's movies are corny as all hell. To the point of ridiculous.
    Come on, seriously. It's like preferring to send smoke signals to talking on a friggin cell phone.
  • Dave 007 claymation 2012/11/18 12:43:43
    Dave 007
    Corny??? Really??? What do they put in the water down there?
  • claymation Dave 007 2012/11/19 00:48:33
    claymation
    +1
    I haven't watched 007 in a long time other than the new 007. I know I enjoyed the others when I was young. I clicked on a scene on youtube with Sean Connery and it was cheesy. That kind of double agent spy would be killed on his first assignment today.
  • NeutronBomb 2012/11/15 09:32:21
    Other
    NeutronBomb
    I like Goldeneye but mainly due to the amount of hours I spent playing the video game which was an all time classic, that game really helped restart an interest in Bond films I feel
  • Ashley 2012/11/15 06:14:23
    Other
    Ashley
    Golden eye and tomorrow never dies. :)

    but goldfinger is also good too...Hmmm hard to choose i love 007 :)
  • Raphy 2012/11/15 05:49:14
    Other
    Raphy
    +3
    LIVE N LET DIE.........I love the theme song
    live n let die
  • Dave 007 Raphy 2012/11/18 12:44:24
    Dave 007
    Great song, but to rate a movie on it's song?????
  • Raphy Dave 007 2012/11/20 02:23:12
    Raphy
    The movie was great too. I like Roger better then Sean Connery(however you spell that name lol)
  • Wolf97 2012/11/15 03:17:07
    “Skyfall”
    Wolf97
    +1
    They are all fun movies but I have to say, for once, I liked the new one better.
  • uninformedluddite 2012/11/15 02:45:08
    “From Russia with Love”
    uninformedluddite
    +1
    Considering Skyfall has only just opened how can you expect a successful vote?
  • Crank_It_Up 2012/11/15 02:43:54 (edited)
    “Goldfinger”
    Crank_It_Up
    "his touch is cold, he loves only gold, only gold, he loves gold"



    how could you not see a movie where one of the villain's name is "pussy galore"?



    honor blackman goldfinger
  • Dave 007 Crank_I... 2012/11/18 12:45:13
    Dave 007
    Well spoken.
  • Torchy 2012/11/15 01:23:32
    Other
    Torchy
    +2
    I have a soft spot for Casino Royale, but always, Goldeneye.

    goldeneye
  • kobidobidog 2012/11/15 01:20:09 (edited)
    “Skyfall”
    kobidobidog
    +1
    People glorify the same things the fallen Lucifer glorifies. The nude person, and all forms of sex are sneered upon given guilt about.
  • Sean McDonald 2012/11/14 23:07:18
    “From Russia with Love”
    Sean McDonald
  • RandyHolder 2012/11/14 20:54:29
    “Skyfall”
    RandyHolder
    I've seen all the Bond movies, read all the novels, saw Skyfall opening night. Trust me on this...
  • Gangstersteve1993 2012/11/14 20:27:07
    Other
    Gangstersteve1993
    I like all of them. I haven't seen Skyfall yet :(
  • Scotty Gangste... 2012/11/17 15:05:27
  • Gangste... Scotty 2012/11/17 20:45:34
    Gangstersteve1993
    Id hate to be on the reviving end lol.
  • Howard 2012/11/14 19:32:21
    “Goldfinger”
    Howard
    +1
    Out of these --- Goldfinger. But two of my personal favorites are:

    diamonds are forever

    man with the golden gun
  • Dave 007 Howard 2012/11/18 12:46:23
    Dave 007
    Goldfinger yes, but......
  • Tennessee3501 2012/11/14 18:57:23
    Other
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    "The Spy Who Loved Me."
  • banzaibuckaroo 2012/11/14 18:23:08
    “Skyfall”
    banzaibuckaroo
    +2
    I never thought, I would watch another James Bond movie, but in my opinion the newest movie of the franchise, Skyfall went back old school with a twist. Daniel Craig became the best Bond of them all, and this movie of the series is most likely the best one that was ever made, but the beginning segment wasn't the best. On the other hand, The newest bond girl is pretty hot.

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