Daniel Craig plays James Bond in “No Time to Die”.
“No Time to Die” grossed an estimated million 5 million over its internal opening weekend, the fourth best debut of a James Bond film in the franchise’s nearly-0-year history.
The film is expected to gross 23 23.3 million on Friday, 18 18.1 million on Saturday and about .5 14.5 million on Sunday ticket sales. Globally, the film has grossed 313.3 million since its international release two weeks ago.
Although some box office analysts had speculated that the film could reach 80 80 million or even 100 100 million when it debuted in the United States and Canada, the opening number of the latest James Bond film is still a spectacular show for the epidemic.
“It’s not a one-week movie and I think the passion for Bond was in high anticipation,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at ComScore. “The high expectations were a reflection of everyone’s excitement towards this movie and the reflection of the paint-up to finally see the movie during the extra 1 18 months of waiting.”
On the opening weekend, “No Time to Die” is performing better than expected with improved ticket sales. Fandango reported last week that the film is surpassing Presell for “Venom: Let the Be Carnegie”. The “Venom” sequel currently holds the epidemic record for the highest opening weekend.
The performance of “No Time to Die” underscores the ongoing challenges facing the domestic box office. Namely, to tempt consumers in theaters.
“While the long run has played a role, the performance on the opening weekend of‘ No Time to Die ’may be a further reflection of the fact that mature film audiences tend to not rush to watch movies on weekends,” Dergarabedian said.
The James Bond franchise is almost six decades old and the viewers who come out for this film are older. About 0% of moviegoers who came to see the movie this weekend were over 5 years old and ticket% ticket buyers were over 5 years old.
Veteran audiences have been slow to return to the cinema halls in the wake of the epidemic, causing minor losses at the box office for films that meet the needs of the older generation. MGM reported that about 25% of ticket buyers who went to see “No Time to Die” this weekend noted that it had returned to their first theaters in more than 18 months.
“Bond’s debut still speaks to the franchise’s enduring appeal and Daniel Craig’s great interest in swan songs … as well as giving the industry more insight into what to expect from a certain population for the rest of the year,” said Sean Robbins, head of Boxoffice.com Analyst.
Release: Comcast Owner of NBC Universal and CNBC. Universal is releasing “No Time to Die” internationally while MGM handles domestic releases. Amazon MGM announced plans to buy earlier this year. Fandango owns NBC Universal.