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  • Nov 15, 2012
Skyfall, the latest in the Bond franchise, killed it at the US box office on opening weekend, it's $88.4-million haul more than doubling the second-highest-grossing film. Mostly sticking to the best of British, the film's protagonists spend a lot of time with a Jaguar XJ, a Range Rover Sport (with a lot of Evoques in the background) and a Land Rover Defender. A Mercedes-Benz S-Class gets some love in Shanghai and the opening action scene in Turkey goes all out on some Honda CF250Rs.

Skyfall is also the return of the Aston Martin DB5, sporting the same number plate as it did in its first appearance in 1964's Goldfinger: BMT 216A. British car financing site Car Loan 4 U wondered which cars have helped Bond get the girl most money in theaters, and lined up the haul for every film alongside the rides they are known for.

If cars were the measure of receipts, then the DB5 owns it. The Ion Productions team will hope it can work its magic again, and it's looking good so far. Check out the full list of movies and cars in the infographic below.

Which Bond car drives ticket sales
Which Bond car drives ticket sales - created by the team at Car Loan 4U


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      Adam
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thunderball took in a quadrillion dollars eh?
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      The original list price of the DB5 was around 4000 British pounds, perhaps $10-12,000 at the time, not more than $100,000 as noted. This graphic is one big fail.
        Mudotaku
        • 2 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        The prices are subject to inflation.
          EXP Jawa
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mudotaku
          It even says so on it... It is interesting to note that the general price of these vehicles hasn't changed a lot compared to their modern equivalents, when inflation adjusted...
      DracoSolon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Also Brosnan drove the DB5 at the start of Goldeneye. He races Famke Janssen playing Xenia Onatopp - IMHO the best female Bond villain.
      Klink
      • 2 Years Ago
      More proof that CarLoan4U.co.uk is staffed by stupid people. WTF is $756,544,419 Million for the 1967 Toyota 2000 GT? That's $756 Million Milliions? So whatever comes after Trillions of dollars...it's $756 of those. Highly unlikely.
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't he drive a corvette in A View To A Kill?
        artandcolour2010
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jake
        Nope. This was Christopher Walken's and Grace Jones' movie and I don't remember Bond ever driving a Vette.
          miltyd
          • 2 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          IIRC, Bond's primary ride during the California sequences in "A View to a Kill" was a Ford LTD, an appropriate rental car considering his cover as "James Stock, financial journalist".
      the GT-R
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just looked at what some of those luxury cars were worth back then and think about the money alot of ppl lose when they stick to them and then try and sell it years later.. Has to suck!!!!
      The Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      They have some Kia police cars in the movie as well.
      EXP Jawa
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw Skyfall over the weekend, thought it was great. Too bad about the DB5, though. At least they did make reference to - and use of - some of original Q-enhancements.
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I loved watching the behind scenes for Casino Royale on how difficult it was to get the Aston to roll. And I loath the BMW Z3. Just the most useless (and confusing) on screen showing ever.
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