I love CR and agree that it is doing extremely well, but in my mind it won't beat DAD's worldwide gross until inflation is adjusted, in which case DAD made roughly $489 million 2006 dollars. So, IF CR beats that, then I'll be happy (not that I'm not happy already ).
Another thing to factor in if you really, truly, legitimately want to compare it to DAD is to look at it "currency adjusted".
I'd been mentioning before the premiere that the US Dollar has declined about 25 percent against the Euro, Pound, Yen and Australian and Canadian dollars over the past 4 years which means that the foreign box office numbers for Casino Royale are inflated vis-a-vis Die Another Day if you are reporting numbers in US Dollar terms.
I don't have all the currency cross rates from late 2002 in front of me at the moment, but if you took all the numbers for DAD from the various countries and used todays cross currency rates, then DAD's numbers would be higher by about 20-25 percent on the International front.
Then you can add the inflation adjusted.
Still, for a movie to be the 20th sequel of a franchise and to go A) 2h 24m; B ) without a 'known' lead; and, C) without stupid and childish CGI such as a gigantic squid/octopus swallowing Johnny Depp's interpretation of Kieth Richards, remains a totally outstanding achievement.
A well done to Eon and the members of CBn who have supported this movie. We should be proud of the Broccolis and of ourselves for keeping the faith.
Merry Christmas all!
Edited by HildebrandRarity, 25 December 2006 - 01:45 AM.