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The latest James Bond movie did huge numbers at the box office this weekend.  On Monday,  Sir Roger Moore, who spent many years playing 007, talked about the success of the series.

He's written a new book called "Bond on Bond:  Reflections on 50 Years of James Bond".

He talked about the book and his experiences playing the most famous spy.

Moore's Bond films include Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).

The latest Bond film, "Skyfall", hauled in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters.

That lifts the worldwide total for "Skyfall" to $518.6 million.

The third installment starring Daniel Craig as British super-spy Bond, "Skyfall" outdid the $67.5 million U.S. debut of 2008's "Quantum of Solace," the franchise's previous best opening. "Skyfall" more than doubled the $40.8 million debut of Craig's first Bond film, 2006's "Casino Royale."

The Craig era has reinvigorated one of Hollywood's most-enduring franchises, whose first big-screen Bond adventure, "Dr. No," debuted 50 years ago.

"It's quite a testament to Bond, considering it's the 50th anniversary. What a great anniversary present," said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony, which produces the Bond films along with MGM.

With the Associated Press

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