After an 18-month epidemic delay, “No Time to Die” opened on target. The last James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed 56 56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
It didn’t break any epidemics or 007 records, but it didn’t drop significantly either and is actually the fourth best opening in a 25-film series. When it comes to opening the weekend, James Bond is not Marvel. Bond always has an older audience that is usually less inclined to rush the first weekend. In fact, the best bond opening ever has not broken even 100 100 million. That was .4 88.4 million for “Skyfall” in 2012.
“It’s been a long time since this movie was brought to the big screen,” said Eric Looms, head of distribution at United Artists Releasing. Will be.”
Kerry Joji Fukunaga directed the episode, starring Lee Sedoux, Ben Whishau, Naomi Harris, Anna de Armas, Lishana Lynch and Rami Malik. Both critics and viewers responded positively (Rotten Tomatoes and 84% on A-Cinema Score). According to the exit data, the audience was much larger than the male (64) and 35 (57).
“I’m really, really relieved that it’s in theaters and people are getting to see it,” Craig told Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. “I’m incredibly proud of it, like I’m from all the movies, but I was just anxious for people to go and see in a big group, like I’m coming here today. That’s what we do. We are a social caste, we need to come together.
Craig was the honorary starter at the NASCAR Playoff Race where he waved the green flag.
Unlike many films released during epidemics, streaming or hybrid releases never considered “no time to die.” In addition to being the longest bond film of two hours and 43 minutes, it was also an expensive film with a production budget of approximately 250 250 million. And that doesn’t include marketing costs, which have reportedly exceeded $ 100 million.
“Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are great admirers of the theater experience,” Lumis said of the film’s producers. “They gave us a great film and we put it together for theater. It was very important for us, for them and for the theater owners. And it’s very gratifying when you see that kind of result.
According to North American distributor United Artists Releasing, 25 percent of moviegoers returned to theaters this weekend for the first time in 18 months, suggesting that the film would have legs.
“I thought that was a very important statistic,” added Lomas.
He said that he was getting calls from theater owners across the country that the audience was applauding regularly at the end of the film.
But the profits from Bond films eventually come internationally, regularly accounting for 70% of the world’s total in the Craig era. “No Time to Die” was launched overseas last weekend, Universal took over some areas and MGM, and as of Sunday, global revenue was estimated at more than $ 313.3 million.
“The film became bigger than life because it was really the first high-profile film to drop its release date,” said Paul Dergra Baden, a senior media analyst at ComScore. “It’s amazing to have Bond still attractive and workable and relevant for 60 years.”
Second was last week’s No. 1 film, Venom: Let There Be Carnegie, which dropped 64% from its record 90 90 million launch, and grossed 32 32 million by the end of the second week. The Sony sequel, which is also playing in movie theaters, has grossed 185 185.6 million globally to date.
Other than Bond, it was a relatively quiet week at the box office. Other newcomers include A24’s disturbing Icelandic film “Lamb”, which grossed 10 1 million in just 583 theaters, and Blacker Street’s “Mass”, which opened at اسک 14,457 on four screens.
Meanwhile, Disney on Monday expects global box office revenue to exceed 2 2 billion in 2021. And that momentum should continue until October, with “Halloween Kills” and “Dawn”, which has already grossed 11 117 million internationally. .
“A year ago we were in a lot of trouble,” said Dergrabedin. “Today is 32 percent more than last year.” We’re getting land here and we have a lot of great movies. The industry is booming and the ‘Halloween Calls’ may be bigger than one might expect.
Expected ticket sales at US and Canadian theaters from Friday to Sunday, according to ComScore. Final national figures will be released on Monday.
- “No time to die,” 56 million.
- “Poison: Let the Massacre Happen,” 32 million.
- “Adams Family 2,” 10 million.
- “Sheng Chi and the ten color symbols,” 4.2 million.
- “Many New York Saints,” 1.5 million.
- “Free Cow,” 1.3 million.
- “Lamb,” 1 million.
- “Dear Evan Hansen,” 1 million.
- “Candy Man,” 700,000.
- “Jungle Cruise” 214,000.
AP reporter Gina Ferrer contributed to Concord, North Carolina.