Skyfall — the 23rd movie about the debonair British spy James Bond — is expected to see an explosive weekend at the box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new 007 flick could rake in as much as $75 million during its opening weekend, after already making $320 million overseas in just 2 weeks.
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No matter how much money the movie makes, we’re more envious about James Bond’s travels to all the picturesque destinations featured in the film. In reprising his role as the hot spy, actor Daniel Craig traveled to various locations — including Istanbul, Shanghai, London and Glen Etive, Highland, Scotland — to film the new Bond movie.
And who’s the villain in the movie this time around? It’s Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a former M16 agent who worked for M (Judi Dench) in Singapore before becoming a cyberterrorist.
We all aspire to travel like 007, but without the car chase scenes and explosions. So take a leisurely look at our Travel Like James Bond slideshow to see some of the most awe-inspiring travel destinations featured in all 23 Bond movies, from Dr. No to Skyfall.
And if you’re more of a history buff, click your way through our Lincoln Historical Destinations slideshow to retrace the life of the 16th president of the US, Abraham Lincoln. It’ll prepare you before you head out to see Steven Spielberg’s new film, Lincoln.