New Bond Film 'No Time To Die' Opens to Record Numbers World Wide
LOS ANGELES – James Bond’s latest installment, “No Time to Die” from MGM/Universal opened in 54 countries with a weekend gross of $119 million, the best launch for any film since the start of the pandemic.
In the U.K., Bond’s native land, it garnered an estimated $34.8 million during its four-day opening in 772 locations, the country’s widest release ever.
Besides becoming the top film opening during the pandemic, “No Time to Die” ranks sixth on the UK’s all-time opening weekend charts.
Altogether, the film also set Bond opening weekend records in 24 countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Denmark, Spain, South Africa and Ecuador. It also set pandemic-era records in 14 countries, including the U.K., Hong Kong, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Argentina.
The film will further add to its record opening numbers when it opens in the U.S., Russia and France. The new Bond film could likely exceed the $90 million pandemic opening record for a film held by “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” when it opens domestically.