James Bond’s “No Time to Die” has made US$121 million in international ticket sales over the week. Just this weekend alone, the spy movie made about US$119 million making it the best opening weekend result for a Jame Bond flick in 24 countries across the globe.
One of the big records the new movie has made is the fact that it’s the first pandemic-era Motion Picture Association title to top US$100 million in an overseas debut sans China.
The movie will debut in the U.S. on Friday, Oct. 8th, and in China by Oct. 29th. However, it has seen brilliant results in 24 countries including Japan, Hong Kong, and Germany.
The movies release was first rescheduled from its initial Novermber 2019 release when Danny Boyle, who was supposed to write and direct the movie quit the project and then another release date was rescheduled to the April of 2020 however, this wasn’t feasible especially with movie theatres being shut down due to the pandemic.
Another reschedule was November of 2020, then April of 2021 and finally, October. It seems the movie studio Metro Godwin Mayer and Universal that co-distributed the movie wanted the perfect time for the release. A time it can reach every single James Bond lovers across the globe and it certainly got what it had hoped for.
“The pent-up demand built over a six-year wait since ‘Spectre,’ plus the significance of the end of the Craig era as Bond, has made this required viewing for even for the most casual 007 fans,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “For the hard-core aficionados, ‘No Time to Die’ represents a major milestone and a true not to be missed cinematic event.”
Advanced ticket sales internationally and domestically have given the box office analysts hope for a solid theatrical run. Especially, because “No Time to Die” is only available in theaters.