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There’s No Time To Waste As NO TIME TO DIE Tops The Box Office With $56M US Opening

It’s time for our weekly roundup of all the news from the box office as Universal Pictures NO TIME TO DIE heads straight to the top spot.

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Last weekend tipped the box office upside down with the debut of Sony Pictures Venom: Let There Be Carnage. But with 007 setting his sights on the top spot, did everything play out as planned this week?

Mostly the answer is yes. The latest Bond film, the last to star Daniel Craig, did top the US and global box offices. But No Time To Die didn’t quite land the impact many had expected. The film took $56M across 4,407 locations in the US. The fourth highest opening on American soil in the history of the Bond franchise after Skyfall ($88.3M), Spectre ($70.4M) and Quantum of Solace ($67.5M).

That $56M brings the film’s opening weekend to a close under the $60-70M industry-estimates that were predicted ahead of its $6.3M in Thursday previews. Heading in to Friday the fifth Daniel Craig Bond racked up $23.3M. On Saturday business fell -22% for $18.1M before dropping a further -19.8% for $14.5M on Sunday.

Whilst it remains one of the largest markets in the world, the US is of no huge concern to James Bond. Globally, No Time To Die has already reached $313.3M after racking up on $257.3M from international territories. It is rumoured the film was produced on a $250M budget with a further $150M in global marketing. But with the slow-burn box office these films often have it will almost certainly leg its way to a small pandemic era profit.

You can watch our roundup of the US top five in the video below:

Elsewhere, Sony Pictures Venom: Let There Be Carnage was holding on for dear life to second place in the US. The film, which reaches UK cinemas this week, clawed in an extra $32M (-65% on opening weekend) for a domestic total of $141.7M. Compared to 2018’s Venom that tally represents only a -1% drop at the 10 day mark. With Monday’s projected gross of $4.5-$5M, Let There Be Carnage will pace AHEAD of its predecessor which, at this stage, sat at $144.9M.

The Andy Serkis directed picture continues its international rollout this week but also continues to dominate the charts. The film added a further $43.9M from overseas, besting Bond in some markets, bringing its global box-office total a shade under $185.6M. 

Landing in third place this week, with a respectable drop of only -42% on its opening weekend is MGM/United Artists Releasing’s Addams Family 2. The family-friendly animated film brought in a further $10M this week, taking its domestic total to $31.1M. The film, featuring the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, and Chloe Grace Moretz, is also available on premium VOD for $19.99. So far the spooky family sequel has earned $4.6M overseas, putting its current worldwide gross at $35.7M.

Fourth place this week goes to Marvel Studios’Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In its sixth weekend the MCU movie raked in a further $4.2M from 2,800 screens. That figure represents a -31.3% drop from the previous weekend frame but takes the film to a $212.5M total in its home market.

Globally, Shang-Chi has broken the $400M haul after reaching $189.1M from international territories. As it stands, the film has a global tally of $401.6M.

Round out this week’s top five is Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Many Saints of Newark. In its second weekend frame the Sopranos prequel took in $1.45M, a -69% drop from the previous weekend. It’s domestic total has risen to $7.4M whilst globally its total is $10.3M.

This week see’s the rollout of Venom hit UK shores whilst Halloween Kills also debuts in markets across the globe. Will Michael Myers’s slash his way to the top spot next week? You’ll have to wait until Monday to find out!


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