16-Nov-2021 • No Time To Die
Week 7 (Nov 12-14)
'No Time To Die' crossed the $700m barrier worldwide this weekend and became the second highest-grossing Western film of the year. It is expected to surpass the current 2021 record holder, 'F9,' as it only needs to make another $12m.
[UK] This weekend was the last for 'only in cinemas' as the VOD release will launch Friday 19th November. Bond still clung on to the #2 spot after seven weeks and added £1.6m on the weekend, bringing its total to £92.7m and a modest 21.6% drop week on week. It overtook 'Mamma Mia!' to become Universal's highest-grossing UK release.
[International] Although some minor markets such as Malaysia remain, the last big opening territory for 'No Time To Die' finally came to Australia this weekend where it earned $11.23 AUD ($8.25m USD). That just squeaks past 'SPECTRE's $8.1m opening but well behind 'Skyfall's $12.9m. The international box-office weekend totalled $24m across 72 territories (outside the USA) with Australia's debut making up a chunk of the haul. The international total now stands at $558.2m, and $708.6m worldwide including the USA. Elsewhere, the film broke $70.5m in Germany and has now surpassed 'SPECTRE' and 'Skyfall' at the same point. With help from down under, the IMAX global total grew to $43.5m.
[USA] With the film now available to stream for $19.99 at home, the US box-office - to everyone's surprise - only dropped 23.5% to scoop $4.62m from 2,867 screens (a loss of 140 from last week). 'No Time To Die' slipped from #3 to #4 thanks to the new release 'Clifford The Big Red Dog,' and finally limped over the $150m mark to $150.5m. How long Bond's legs will be in the US with streaming now available and more new releases putting pressure on the screen count will be of interest next week.