Have you ever wondered which 007 has had the most success with the ladies, who fired the most weapons, or who used the most gadgets? Bond in Numbers is a new online resource which collates all the data from every film, looking at every Bond-related statistic. All 24 official 007 films are analysed in detail, to determine the number of villains killed, romantic liaisons, units of alcohol consumed, casino visits, classic catchphrases spoken, guns fired, gadgets used and cars driven.
The extensive guide also compares the profit made from each film, both at the box office and after inflation, and how the theme song from each film performed in the UK charts. It includes trivia, fun facts and never-before-seen data from Spectre.
For example, among the indispensable nuggets of trivia are the facts that Skyfall is the most successful film with a profit of $910,526,981, Spectre boasts the highest-charting theme song thanks to Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall, and Bond himself uses the most gadgets of any film in Moonraker. You might also be interested to know that four cars are gone through in each of Diamonds are Forever and Quantum of Solace.
Bond’s drink of choice is surprisingly actually champagne, and not his iconic vodka martini, while he only says the famous catchphrase “shaken, not stirred” 12 times throughout the franchise. That’s compared to 25 outings for “Bond, James Bond” across the 24 films. Perphaps not so surprisingly, 007 likes his ladies, with a grand total of 58 romantic liaisons throughout the franchise. Sean Connery’s You Only Live Twice and Roger Moore’s A View to a Kill boast the most, with four encounters in each film. The Bond in Numbers site allows users to break down the statistics by individual film, and also compiles the best of Bond to see the stand-out facts at a glance.
Other fascinating facts from the franchise include the origin of the Walther PPK, how to make a proper vodka martini, and Sean Connery’s brush with death on the set of Thunderball. Categories and datasets compared also include vehicles driven, weapons used, bad guys killed, romantic liaisons, units of alcohol consumed, gadgets used, casinos visited, actors in a lead role, worldwide box office, and so it goes on. We’ve tried it here at HTF, so give it a whirl, and let us know your most interesting observations below.
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