The top earning markets are Germany ($70.3 million) and France ($38.8 million).  Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly viewed Spectre as "an overreaction to our current blockbuster moment", aspiring "to be a serialized sequel" and proving "itself as a Saga". James Bond Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Because the final act of the movie is so strange, so willfully obtuse, that it deserves extra attention. When the film was announced in June 2013, the budget was not yet fixed, but was certain to be higher than the $210 million of Skyfall due to foreign locations and bigger payments for Mendes and Craig. It was released in the United States and Canada on 6 November, and received mixed reviews from critics who praised the film's action sequences, cinematography, acting and musical score, but criticized the screenplay and pacing. , Spectre had its world premiere in London on 26 October 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, the same day as its general release in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The website's critical consensus reads, "Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula. 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In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the second chapter of what is known as the "Blofeld Trilogy", Blofeld is hired by an unnamed country or party (though the Soviet Union is implied) to ruin British agriculture. In the films, SPECTRE usually replaced SMERSH as the main villains, although there is a brief reference to SMERSH in the second EON Bond film, From Russia with Love.  Following the announcement of the start of filming, Paramount Pictures brought forward the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to avoid competing with Spectre. Quantum of Solace elaborates the eponymous group, presenting Quantum as an amalgam of powerful business people and government operatives. , When Sony Pictures Entertainment renegotiated with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures the deal to co-finance the Bond franchise in 2011, they were tasked to provide 25 percent of the negative cost of both Skyfall and Spectre, in exchange for receiving 25 percent of the profits plus distribution fees for overseeing its worldwide rollout. Subsidiaries Although Bond ultimately prevents SPECTRE from reforming, it continued, under the leadership of Tamil Rahani, to play a part in Role of Honour and Nobody Lives For Ever. The London Fire Brigade was on set to simulate rain as well as monitor smoke used for filming.  Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, raved that "One of the great satisfactions of Spectre is that, in addition to all the stirring action, and all the timely references to a secret organization out to steal everyone's personal information, we get to believe in Bond as a person. , Prior to its UK release, Spectre mostly received positive reviews. Sam Mendes thought the silent nature would drive Bautista away, but the lifelong Bond fan expressed interest in reviving the quiet henchman archetype of characters such as Jaws.  Only eight of those 10 were used for the film, however; the remaining two were used for promotional work. Henchmen working for SPECTRE or directly for Ernst Stavro Blofeld in (order of appearance): Lipstick gas grenade (You Only Live Twice) - A gas grenade disguised as a makeup applicator. , On 17 May 2015 filming took place on the Thames in London. Bond disobeys M's orders and travels to Rome to attend Sciarra's funeral.  Their debut was in Thunderball. From there, Mendes conceived the idea of "a natural child who had been pushed out, cuckoo in the nest" by Bond, which became Franz. , In the United Kingdom, the film grossed £4.1 million ($6.4 million) from its Monday preview screenings.  Monica Bellucci joined the cast as Lucia Sciarra, becoming, at the age of fifty, the oldest actress to be cast as a Bond girl. Consequently, the producers chose to dispose of Blofeld (not identified by name, but bald and accompanied by the character's trademark cat), writing him out of the series during the opening sequence of For Your Eyes Only. While noting that "[n]othing that happens in Spectre holds up to even minor logical scrutiny", he had "come not to bury Spectre, but to weirdly praise it. [N 7] It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.  Filming took 128 days. , Filming was carried out in Austria between December 2014 and February 2015, with production taking place in the area around Sölden—including the Ötztal Glacier Road, Rettenbach glacier and the adjacent ski resort plus cable car station—Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee. , On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 359 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. Quantum (modern film continuity) At the time of writing the novel (c.1959) Fleming believed that the Cold War might end during the two years it would take to produce a film adaptation, which would leave it looking dated; he, therefore, thought it better to create a politically neutral enemy for Bond.. 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The film also broke the record for the best per-screen opening average with $110,000, a record previously held by The Dark Knight with $100,200. Piranha pool (You Only Live Twice) - Blofeld's trap door that he uses to dispose of failures to his organization and unwelcome guests. In autumn 1983, after almost a decade of development and complications, Warner Bros. finally released Kevin McClory's unofficial James Bond film Never Say Never Again.  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In the film's first seven days it grossed £41.7 million ($63.8 million), breaking the UK record for highest first-week opening, set by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's £23.9 million ($36.9 million) in 2004. ", The film's usage of the Spectre organisation[N 4] and its characters marked the end of long-standing litigation between Eon Productions and producer Kevin McClory, who sued James Bond creator Ian Fleming in 1961 claiming ownership over elements of the novel Thunderball, and in an out of court settlement two years later, was awarded the novel's film rights, including Spectre and its characters.  Writing in the same publication, Peter Bradshaw gave the film a full five stars, calling it "inventive, intelligent and complex", and singling out Craig's performance as the film's highlight. SPECTRE is not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded as apolitical.  Sony had expected the net profit of the film to be around $38 million had it performed to the same level of its predecessor, but since it earned 20 percent less than Skyfall, the profit in actual was $24.6 million. In the novels, the numbers of members were initially assigned at random and then rotated by two digits every month to prevent detection.  Reports in the Mexican media added that the film's second unit would move to Palenque in the state of Chiapas, to film aerial manoeuvres considered too dangerous to shoot in an urban area. He considered the credit a high point of his career, saying, "I'm just so proud of the fact that my name comes up somewhere else on the titles. After hearing Oberhauser give the order for the "Pale King" to be assassinated, Bond is pursued across the city in his Aston Martin DB10 by the organisation's assassin, Mr. Hinx, driving a Jaguar C-X75. Comparison of Fiona Volpe's octopus insignia ring from Thunderball (1965), with Marco Sciarra's one from Spectre (2015).  Its Friday–Saturday gross was £20.4 million ($31.2 million) compared to Skyfall's £20.1 million ($31 million). In all novel and film depictions, organizational discipline within SPECTRE was notoriously draconian with the penalty for disobedience or failure being death. Hannes Oberhauser is a background character in the short story "Octopussy" from the Octopussy and The Living Daylights collection, and is named in the film as having been a temporary legal guardian of a young Bond in 1983. In 1963 Ian Fleming settled out of court with McClory, which awarded McClory with the film rights to Thunderball, although the literary rights would stay with Fleming and thus allow continuation author John Gardner to use SPECTRE in a number of his novels. Bond locates White in Altaussee, Austria, where he is dying of thallium poisoning.  In directing Skyfall and Spectre, Mendes became the first director to oversee two successive Bond films since John Glen directed five consecutive films, ending with Licence to Kill in 1989. , In September 2015, Eon announced that Sam Smith had recorded the title theme, "Writing's on the Wall". With their official reintroduction and reimagining in the 2015 film Spectre, the organization's base of operations were primarily centred around a data-gathering centre in the Saharan desert, with a separate meeting location (presumably intended to be temporary) at the Palazzo Cardenza in Rome, Italy. 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The crew returned to the river less than a week later to film scenes solely set on Westminster Bridge.  In India, it opened at No. The computer-generated effects included set extensions, digital touches on the vehicles, and crumbling buildings. , In the United States and Canada the film opened on 6 November 2015, and in its opening weekend, was originally projected to gross $70–75 million from 3,927 screens, the widest release for a Bond film.  The film opens with a long take that joins six shots seamlessly, and was one of the few scenes that required previsualization.  Principal photography concluded on 5 July 2015. Several James Bond characters, including M, Q and Eve Moneypenny, return, with new additions Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Andrew Scott as Max Denbigh and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra. " On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Key people Swann takes Bond to L'Américain, a hotel in Tangier, and they discover that White left evidence directing them to Oberhauser's base at a crater in the Sahara.  Despite the mixed reception, it became the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart, the second to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the fifth to be nominated. When introduced in 1961, the organization effectively replaced SMERSH as Bond's primary antagonist.  Remote driving pods were built above the cars so the vehicles could be driven while the cameras focused on Craig and Bautista in the steering wheel. , On 13 March 2015, several members of the cast and crew, including Craig, Whishaw, Wilson and Mendes, as well as previous James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, appeared in a sketch written by David Walliams and the Dawson Brothers for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day on BBC One. After being absent from Goldfinger, SPECTRE returns in Thunderball and subsequently is featured in the following films You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever. With EON's acquisition of the rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE in 2013, a mobile video game titled James Bond: World of Espionage was released to tie in with the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. 1 spot for seven weeks straight where it topped Minions to become the top movie of the year.  The soundtrack album was released on 23 October 2015 in the UK and 6 November 2015 in the US on Decca Records. Due to the embargo placed on the series as a result of the copyright dispute, the rebooted 2006 series introduced a new terrorist cell known as Quantum, which is later revealed to be a subsidiary of Spectre. Bond and Swann stun Blofeld by setting off an explosive wristwatch in his face, and the two escape to London to prevent Nine Eyes from going online. In Ian Fleming's novels, SPECTRE was primarily a commercial enterprise led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Spectre (film), Terrorist organization,Private intelligence agency, Saharan Crater Facility, Morocco (modern film continuity). Spectre grossed over $880 million worldwide, making it the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2015 and the second-largest unadjusted total for the series after Skyfall. In the classic James Bond films produced by EON Productions, the organisation had a more active role, often as a third party in the ongoing Cold War. Through extensive planning, filming did not require motion control cameras. The next film in the series, No Time to Die, is set to be released on 2 April 2021, with Craig reprising his role for the fifth and final time and Cary Joji Fukunaga directing. Their deb… 16 'Spectre' – 2015 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament", "Five Studios' Mission: Winning the Distribution Rights to James Bond", "U.K.  The version used for filming was converted to use a conventional internal combustion engine, to minimise the potential for disruption from mechanical problems with the complex hybrid system.  It was later revealed with the film's release that he is Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The theme song "Writing's on the Wall", performed and co-written by Sam Smith, won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Montage Ernst Blofeld (founder)Emilio Largo (vice leader)Rosa KlebbIrma BuntTamil RahaniNena BismaquerMr.  Production of Skyfall had previously faced similar problems while attempting to secure permits to shoot the film's pre-title sequence in India before moving to Istanbul. " Variety film critic Guy Lodge complained in his review that "What's missing is the unexpected emotional urgency of Skyfall, as the film sustains its predecessor's nostalgia kick with a less sentimental bent.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale. Status Bond uses Sciarra's ring to infiltrate a meeting to select Sciarra's replacement, where he identifies the leader, Franz Oberhauser. Similarly, in the unofficial 1983 film Never Say Never Again, SPECTRE meets in a secret underground meeting room beneath an unidentified French bank. It was written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Jez Butterworth. Last seen " Stephen Whitty from The New York Daily News, who awarded the film four of five stars, stated that "Craig is cruelly efficient.  The headquarters of Spectre in Morocco was located in Gara Medouar which is a 'crater' caused by erosion and of neither volcanic nor impact origin. 1971 This was changed from Fleming's novels, which had Dr. No working for the USSR. Cinemark XD generated $1.9 million in 112 XD locations. In return, C will give SPECTRE unlimited access to intelligence gathered by Nine Eyes, allowing them to anticipate and counteract investigations into their operations. Later, the John Gardner Bond novel, For Special Services introduces a revived SPECTRE led by Blofeld's daughter, Nena Bismaquer.  In March 2015 IMAX corporation announced that Spectre would be screened in its cinemas, following Skyfall's success with the company. , Despite being an original story, Spectre draws on Ian Fleming's source material, most notably in the character of Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz, and his father Hannes. In the novel, Thunderball Blofeld has been assigned "Number 2", while Emilio Largo is assigned "Number 1".  Manohla Dargis of The New York Times criticised the film as having "nothing surprising" and sacrificing its originality for the sake of box office returns. , Five companies did the visual effects—Industrial Light & Magic, Double Negative, Moving Picture Company, Cinesite and Peerless—under the supervision of Steve Begg.