The numbers for the final Daniel Craig-era James Bond movie are in, and it’s not as explosive as many were hoping. No Time To Die has brought in an estimated $56 million from its North American opening weekend.
The latest James Bond film is the fifth-best domestic opening of the pandemic era, but it still falls short of industry projections. Many places the opening for No Time To Die at $60 million, especially following the explosive $90+ million debut of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Still, the opening is strong and does show that there’s some life from films outside of the world of superheroes in the states.
Overall, the film is down from the previous Daniel Craig-era Bond openings, which saw Quantum of Solace open to $67.5 million, $88 million for Skyfall, and Spectre brought in around $70 million. These are pre-pandemic openings, so that should be noted.
Around the globe, though, No Time To Die has hit $313.3 million worldwide so far, which is an impressive number considering that two major Bond markets (China and Australia) haven’t seen the film yet.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).