We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: we love James Bond. So when Daily Mail released their infographic about the history of 007 broken down into statistics per actor who played Britain’s super spy, we were intrigued.
The graphic is included below (and is a beautiful piece of art to see while you’re at it), but we’ve broken down the most important bits for you.
Pierce Brosnan is the deadliest Bond with 76 kills, trailed by both Roger Moore and Sean Connery at 51 kills apiece. Daniel Craig, who seems to be quite lethal in his movies spanning Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, is sitting at a mere 25 kills, or about 8 deaths per movie on average. It doesn’t seem enough considering how deadly we thought he was, but perhaps Craig is just nicer than we thought.
The budget of each film is also noted in the infographic, and the first film in the series, Dr. No, had the smallest budget at $1.1 million, while the latest film Skyfall shares the highest budget with the film before it, Quantum of Solace.
It’s interesting to note that Dr. No saw the greatest profit for the size of budget it had. Raking in nearly $60 million dollars means that Sean Connery’s first go at Bond produced 54 times the profit as it cost to create. The least profitable Bond (again, based on the film’s budget) was 2009’s Quantum of Solace, although even that film was about $376 million in the black.
It’s important to note that Skyfall metrics have not accumulated yet as the film hasn’t been released long enough to produce accurate numbers. However, Skyfall is operating on the same budget as Quantum and has already racked up $950 million in sales, eclipsing all previous entries in the franchise. Set to hit over a billion dollars in tickets by the time its Blu Ray and DVD is released, Skyfall also marks the second time Daniel Craig mutters the line, “Bond. James Bond.”
Roger Moore was the randiest of the bunch, kissing 20 women, while it should be no surprise that Sean Connery laid his lips on 18. Take a look at the rest of the graphic for even more awesome Bond info, and remember that you can see a bunch of video about the 50 years of James Bond at Daily Mail’s site as well.