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On top of that, Fleming's works have been adapted for other media, starting with a one-hour television adaptation of Casino Royale which aired in 1954. For that adaptation, CBS paid Fleming only $1,000. Needless to say, the value of 007 has since gone up, with the collective Bond franchise having grossed $7 billion at the box office.
Not every Bond film is a winner - though many have been critically acclaimed. Here are the 5 best (and 5 worst) movies featuring James Bond, according to Rotten Tomatoes.