‘Bond 25’ Has Age Issues, Only One of Which Is Daniel Craig
Published on May 17, 2019
Daniel Craig ran on a dock, hurt his ankle, and hobbled “Bond 25” for a week. Shooting on location in Jamaica, Eon Prods. is likely well protected from any short-term ill effects: That’s what production insurance is for. However, for both the 51-year-old actor who portrays James Bond and the 57-year-old franchise he services, age is now a factor.
Here are some concerns for the Bond 25 team:
This One Needs to Be a Rebound
Released in 2015, “Spectre” grossed around $900 million worldwide; its 2012 predecessor “Skyfall” made an adjusted $1.2 billion. “Spectre” still turned a profit, but that’s a 25% downward trend that needs to be reversed. Domestically, “Skyfall” was the third biggest domestic hit, behind only “Thunderball” and “Goldfinger.” However, “Spectre” did over 77% of its business overseas. Even in these days of growing foreign impact, this was particularly high — and in North America, it had the lowest gross of Craig’s Bond titles.
Read full article at: Indiewire
Author: Tom Brueggemann