No Time to Die: James Bond movie smashes international box office records

Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 has made £88m in the 54 countries worldwide in which it has launched while Venom 2 Dominates In The US

Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 has smashed UK box office records, grossing more on its opening weekend than any other film in the history of the James Bond franchise, and has become the biggest movie of the year after only four days in cinemas.

We’ve had to wait a long time for the return of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to screens, and all that pent up anticipation has resulted in some impressive box office results in the countries around the globe where the film has debuted. At the worldwide box office so far, No Time To Die has earned $119 million.

This makes it more successful than Skyfall and Spectre, the two biggest films in the history of the 59-year-old franchise, which each managed £20m at the UK box office on their three-day opening weekends. No Time To Die is also already the biggest film of the year, passing Peter Rabbit 2 which made £20.2m at the UK and Ireland box office.

No Time to Die, which also holds the record as the longest Bond film, clocking in at two hours and 45 minutes, has enjoyed the widest theatrical release of any film in UK history, launching in 772 cinemas with more than 9,000 shows daily.


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The film was, predictably, particularly popular here in the UK, where it opened as the widest release to date and earned $25.6 million (£18.8 million) across the weekend. It will continue to roll out to other markets, including China (at the end of the month), France (6 Oct) and the States (8 Oct).

Universal Pictures, which is releasing the film alongside MGM, said that so far internationally No Time to Die is performing in line with Skyfall, the most successful Bond film of all time which grossed $1.1bn globally. However, it is tracking 17% below Spectre, which went on to make $880m globally.

The next box office test for No Time to Die will be its launch on 8 October in the US, film, the world’s biggest market, followed by China on 29 October.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, meanwhile, is also doing well in the world so far, crossing the $100 million mark after opening in the middle of last month in several countries. We’ll have to wait to see how it performs here and in the US, as it isn’t scheduled to arrive until 21 October (UK) and 22 October (America).

Yet American audiences have turned out for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, as the symbiote sequel set a new Stateside record for pandemic box office, blowing past record-holder Black Widow with $90.1 million. That’s a big result – bigger than the original’s launch. And with plenty of other countries left, it stands to make some real money. The movie will be in the UK on 15 October.

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