‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ has second-biggest opening of 2021.
Venice 2019 title grosses $2.3m in opening weekend, while The Battle At Lake Changjin reaches cume of $769m.
Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel flops in fifth place.
Also new: Disney duo ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’, ‘The Last Duel’.
‘No Time To Die’ has given a huge boost to the cinema industry.
The film has £52.6m, ahead of ‘Spectre’ at the same stage but behind ‘Skyfall’.
Strong holds added to North American debut boosted Universal and MGM’s release of 007 thriller.
Maoyan forecasts the patriotic blockbuster will end up on $828.6m making it the highest-grossing film globally in 2021
UAR says 25% of audience ventured back to cinemas for first time in 18 months.
Films set for release on the first weekend at full capacity include Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel and Andy Serkis’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Just six new titles this weekend as Bond continues to dominate.
Andy Serkis directed superhero spin-off starring Tom Hardy.
Three-day opening ahead of both ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’.
But both are eclipsed by Chinese release ‘The Battle At Lake Changjin’.
China Film Co’s patriotic omnibus My Country, My Parents came in second with $90.6m over four days.
Box office weekend trails comparable session in 2019 by less than 15% for first time.
Wild Bunch handles international sales. Altitude, Film4 distribute in UK and Ireland.
Germany delivers $2.8m, Middle East $1.7m.