Casino Sets Worldwide Bond Record

Casino Royale has shot past the worldwide record for a James Bond movie, thanks mostly to a strong international performance over the Christmas holiday weekend, reports Variety.

The 21st 007 installment earned $14.5 million at 6,300 theaters overseas during the weekend through Sunday, lifting the foreign total to $304.4 million — the 41st biggest international gross of all time. It’s only the fourth 2006 movie to clear $300 million, joining Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Da Vinci Code and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

With domestic gross near $144 million, “Casino” has a worldwide total of $448 million — $17 million better than Die Another Day, the previous best Bond performer.

Source: Variety