Bond always comes out on top. But which 007 comes out on top of them all? Click on the image above to see the full infographic.
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With the release of “Spectre,” the tally of James Bond movies climbs to 24. Since the release of “Dr. No” in 1962, the debonair spy known as 007 has thrilled audiences around the world with his combat skills, and his skills with the ladies.
A new infographic (see right) from GB Show Plates, a British company that makes vanity plates for cars, stacks up all of those Bonds and analyzes their performance in the categories of kisses, kill, car crashes, cocktails and overall return on investment (ROI).
Because the total take from “Spectre” is as yet unknown, it’s not included in the chart, but there is still plenty of information here to sink your stainless-steel teeth into.
For example, it turns out Roger Moore, who played Bond from 1973 through 1985, was the luckiest with the ladies, having kissed 24 women over seven films, while Daniel Craig’s character seems more likely to booze than smooch (and in fact has the distinction of being the only Bond who drank more than he made out).
In either case, as the graphic points out, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of Bond’s affections because it’s likely to put you on the receiving end of a bullet. Apparently there’s a one-in-three chance you’ll die by the end of the film if you sleep with Bond.
The chart does a great job of laying out averages as well. You’ll learn that Bond has a drink every 10 minutes 37 seconds; that 2008’s “Quantum of Solace” had the highest average of alcohol units consumed; and that there are 58.9 kills on average in the films, with 16.65 of them carried out by Bond himself.
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For the economically minded among us, perhaps the most interesting statistic is that Sean Connery’s Bond provided the best ROI of all six actors. You’ll also find out that even though 2012’s “Skyfall” was the first 007 film to break a billion dollars in box office sales, adjusting for inflation, it turns out that 1965’s “Thunderball” would have done the same, with only one-third the budget of “Skyfall.” With its positive reviews, however, “Spectre” might be set to smash all previous box office records.
There are a lot more fun stats — many having to do with speed and cars — in the infographic, which you can see above or on the GB Show Plate website.
“Spectre” opened in the UK on October 26 and hits theaters in the US on November 7 and in Australia on November 12. After checking out the infographic, you’ll now have a few fascinating facts up your sleeve to share with your seatmate in the theater as you wait for the show to start.