The New York Independent

Daniel Craig Is the Hottest James Bond of All Time

Daniel Craig Is the Hottest James Bond of All Time 1Daniel Craig, easily the sexiest James Bond of all time, set a box-office record for the franchise. The iconic series’ latest installment, Skyfall, grossed $87.8 million domestically in its opening weekend.

The rugged Craig, 44, admitted he hit the gym hard for the film’s many shirtless scenes.

“He doesn’t really just walk into a room and sit down, he tends to jump through the window and sit down, so I had to stay in shape,” said Craig, who’s married to British actress Rachel Weisz.

Craig’s co-star Naomie Harris gushed over Daniel’s raw masculinity.

“I do get to have a lovely moment with him, where I try to seduce him,” she said. “He’s a very hot guy, definitely. He worked out for two hours every day after filming. He’s a Bond in real life – very physical, capable and energetic.”

The 23rd movie in the franchise, and Craig’s third’s turn as the famed super-spy, took in $20 million more its opening weekend than 2008’s “Quantum of Solace” ($67.5 million), the franchise’s former best.

Overseas, the film has been on fire since its late-October release. Worldwide, “Skyfall” has grossed $518.6 million in just three weeks.

Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” placed second with $33.1 million. The family friendly flick maintained a steady lead above Denzel Washington’s “Flight,” which took in $15.1 million.

“Argo” held forth this week at $6.7 million, followed closely behind by Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 at $4.0 million.