The story of James Bond seems to be keeping its charm among cinema lovers. No Time To Die, the 25th film of the namesake franchise whose premiere was re-scheduled multiples times because of the Covid-19 pandemic, eventually gathered a record-large box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, within the first weekend, the film earned 119 million dollars of box office. "In the U.K. and Ireland, No Time to Die earned $11.4 million on Saturday, the highest box office single day for any film in the series, as well as the highest single day of the pandemic era. The film is expected to post the third-biggest weekend of the Bond franchise with $34.8 million, and the sixth-biggest for any film. It is receiving the widest release ever in the U.K., playing in 772 cinemas. It is also Universal’s widest ever release in that territory", reads the story.
It became the best personal record for a Hollywood film since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic. Not a single picture managed to collect more than 100 million dollars since the pandemic began - without taking into account the Chinese market.
This week, No Time to Die will be first screened in the U.S., France, Russia and other countries. The Chinese premiere is scheduled for October 29, and thus, it may become one of the most commercially successful films in 2021.