This study explored the James Bond film franchise through various data visualizations and by building a multivariate regression model that characterizes the worldwide box office receipts and average user ratings as a function of the actors and the film’s budgets.

Fascinating data.

All this data is taken just from the 007 films itself. I wonder what other outside influences had an affect on the success of the movies. Since every Bond movie reflects the current political and cultural atmosphere of the times, one could argue that success can be measured on how well a particular Bond movie faired in relation to the climate of the times.