After 18 months of pandemic delay “No Time to Die”, finally arrived as planned.
According to the studio’s estimates on Sunday, the last James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era had a box office revenue of $56 million in 4,407 theaters in North America, easily winning the first place.
Although it did not break any epidemic or 007 records however, it didn’t decrease significantly and was actually the fourth most successful opening in all 25 films. James Bond isn’t Marvel when it opens on a weekend. Bond’s audience tends to be older and is less likely to rush for the first weekend. The highest-ever bond was not even worth $100 million. Skyfall’s box office was $88.4million when it premiered in 2012.
Erik Lomis (director of distribution at United Artists Releasing) stated that it’s been a while since the movie was shown on the big screen. “This is exactly the place we believe it will occur, and it’s also where tracking and forecasting can take place.”
The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and is co-produced by Léa Seydoux, Ben Wishshaw, Naomi Harris, Anna de Armas, Lasana Lynch and Rami Marek Starring, as the villain.
Both critics as well as viewers responded positively (84% Rotten Tomatoes & A-CinemaScore). Exit data indicates that the audience is primarily male (64%) with a majority of them being over 35 (57%).
Craig said at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday: “I’m really, really relieved that it’s in the cinema and people have the opportunity to see it.” “I’m very proud of it because I’m very proud of all the movies. It’s all true, but I just want people to watch this movie in droves, just like coming here today. This is what we do. We are social creatures and need to work together.
Craig was honored to be the NASCAR playoffs’ honorary starter, and he waved his green flag.
“No Time to Die,” unlike many other movies that were released during the pandemic period, has never considered streaming or mixed distribution. This Bond film is the longest in history and has a running time of 2 hours 43 minutes. It also has a reported production budget around US$250 million. This does not include marketing expenses of over $100 million.
Lomis stated that Michael Wilson and Barbara Brocoli were big believers in the theatrical experience. They provided us with a wonderful movie and they held a theater performance. It is important for both them and the theater owner. This is what you feel when you see the result.
The second-placed movie, “Venom: Let’s Massacre”, was last week’s first film. It was 64% lower than the record $90 million in circulation and had a revenue of $32 million for the second weekend. Sony’s sequel, which is currently only being shown in theaters worldwide, has already earned $185.6 Million in box office worldwide.