'No Time To Die'

Source: Universal

‘No Time To Die’

No Time To Die added $20m on Thursday (September 3) to reach an early $22m international running total of which $6.6m comes from the record $6.6m UK debut.

Germany delivered $2.8m on more than 1,300 screens on Thursday and took 84% of market share earning 10 times more than Dune in second place in the biggest opening day of the pandemic, more than doubling Fast 9, and the second biggest September opening day of all time behind local production Fack Ju Goehte 2.

South Korea stands at $1.3m after Wednesday’s debut that was the biggest Culture Day debut for a Hollywood release, trailing local hit Mogadishu’s Culture Day opening by 12%.

No Time To Die’s debut in Denmark $1m accounted for 85% market share and grossed $990,000 in Sweden $990,000 and $1.7m across the Middle East from 985 screens across the region for the biggest bow of the year to date.

Elsewhere Bond earned $681,000 in Netherlands on Thursday for 75% market share and the fifth biggest Thursday opening of all time, the biggest Universal and September debut and the biggest of the pandemic so far. Despite protocols excluding younger audiences the release outstripped Dune in second place by a factor of 10.

Switzerland delivered $615,000 on Thursday for record pandemic and September bows, while Mexico produced $588,000 from Wednesday and Thursday, and Italy delivered $573,000 for the biggest opening Thursday of the pandemic, and sixth biggest Thursday debut of the last decade. Universal reported “exceptional” performances in Matera where some scenes were shot.

In Hong Kong 007 opened to $544,000 on Thursday for 77% market share in the biggest opening day of the entire Bond franchise, the biggest September opening day of all-time, and the biggest non-holiday opening day since the beginning of the pandemic.

The tentpole debuted in Austria on Thursday on $397,000 and 79% market share from 326 screens – the widest release in digital times – for the biggest Hollywood September opening day of all-time and the third biggest opening day since January 2019. The total market increased 192% on Thursday over last week.

No Time To Die opened in India on $381,000 in the widest release since the second wave of the pandemic, scoring the third biggest September opening day of all time. It took $325,000 in Belgium for the best September opening day ever and the biggest opening day of the year to date, and $207,000 in Brazil on Thursday.

The film has amassed $1.7m in Japan from Friday’s opening day for the biggest Friday launch in the Bond series and the second biggest Hollywood opening day of the pandemic. All major exhibitors are now operating at full capacity with no restrictions on showtimes.

The latest adventures of the British superspy starring Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing has notched up recrods in the UK. It scored the highest single day gross in September, the highest single day of the pandemic, and the highest single day in the UK since Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker opened in the holiday period of December 2019.