No Time To Die has already broken the box office record for any James Bond movie on its domestic opening night. During its Thursday night opening, No Time To Die managed to snag $6.3 million. Now that’s not a crazy number but it is the most any Bond movie has made on Thursday night, beating out Spectre by $1.05 million.
This is a promising start for No Time To Die at the domestic box office, however, the film has already been dominant at the international box office. According to Screenrant, No Time To Die “opened in 54 markets last week” and was able to gross a $112.9 million opening, outperforming its initial projection. This gives No Time To Die the best opening for any movie since the pandemic. No Time To Die is “already #24 worldwide for the year,” even before it begins its domestic theatrical run. Its international opening doesn’t include China, as it will open in that market on Oct. 29.
So far, the post-pandemic box office has belonged to superheroes as Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage have done remarkably well all things considered. However, No Time To Die looks like it could break the mold as it is on the path to tremendous box office success.
No Time To Die is the highly-anticipated fifth and final film with Daniel Craig as James Bond. The film was one of the first movies to move its date due to the pandemic and it has kept getting delayed until now. This latest entry finds Bond retired until he is pulled out for a dangerous mission. This mission finds him coming face-to-face with a threatening villain (Rami Malek) who is prepared to unleash a catastrophic weapon on the world.
So far, No Time To Die is receiving favorable reviews from both audiences and critics as it currently holds an 84% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is directed by Cary Fukunaga and also stars Jeffrey Wright, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and newcomers Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas.