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James Bond's car just sold at auction for unbelievable amount
Daniel Craig has become an icon as this generation's James Bond, but 007 would not be complete without his trademark Aston Martin in tow. Craig has driven some remarkable, good-looking - and equally expensive - cars, catching bad guys and breaking records along the way.
The most recent bond film, "Spectre," featured an Aston Martin DB10, which just sold at auction for an eye-popping sum.
Millions of pounds
According to IB Times, a recent charity event saw James Bond's "Spectre Silver" Aston Martin sold for a whopping 2.4 million pounds, or $3.5 million. Other memorabilia, including costumes and props used in the film were also auctioned off. All told, the event raised nearly $4 million in charitable contributions.
While that is an impressive sum of money, the price tag for the car itself is equally unbelievable. In fact, ten different cars were used to produce "Spectre."
Fortune reported that the most recent installment in the James Bond series was the most expensive to date. While two of the cars were preserved, seven of the 10 were used in stunts and subsequently destroyed.
Throughout the film, Daniel Craig speeds through the city streets of Rome, passing familiar landmarks such as the Coliseum, scantly avoiding invaluable historical buildings. Fortune reported that Gary Powell, chief stunt coordinator for the film, told Event magazine that the stunts were historic in their own right.
"We set the record for smashing up cars on Spectre. In Rome, we wrecked millions of pounds worth. They were going into the Vatican at top speeds of 110 mph. We shot one entire night for four seconds of film."
The film itself cost nearly $300 million dollars to shoot, while shooting the chase scenes and paying for the cars resulted in north of $37 million in expenses.
Luckily for the film's producers, the movie has since covered the original budget, netting hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. Box Office Mojo stated that to date, "Spectre" has made nearly $200 million in the United States alone, including $70 million in its opening weekend.
Internationally the latest James Bond film did equally well. The source reported that it has made $680 million in worldwide box office sales, which brings "Spectre" to a total of $880 million in sales worldwide. It was one of the top 10 most successful films in 2015.
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While "Spectre" may have broken a few Bond records for the cost of its stunts, "Casino Royale" in 2005 still holds one accolade for crashes. Following the film's release, Digital Spy reported that the crash scene in the movie broke the world record for most rolls in any car stunt ever.
Piloted by stunt driver Adam Kirley, Bond's Aston Martin rolled an unbelievable 7 times, using a nitrogen cannon to make the crash even more incredible.
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