18-Oct-2021 • No Time To Die
'No Time To Die' wrapped its third weekend on release with an international total of $348.3m, to a global haul of $447.5m (when including the USA). Bond has now overtaken Marvel's 'Shang-Chi.'
[UK] The good times continue to roll in Bond's home country with the UK & Ireland box-office reaching £68.6m ($93m) this weekend, although its third frame of £8.4m was a drop of 46% in attendance ('Vemon 2' opened in the UK this weekend), but it was enough to hold on to the #1 spot. It is now looking like 'No Time To Die' will beat 'SPECTRE's £95.2m but fall short of 'Skyfall's £103.2m.
[International] $54m was added during this frame between Univeral and MGM's 72 markets outside the USA, dropping an average 39%-43% compared to the previous weekend. Germany is strong with $46.3m to date (22% drop) and holds #1 for the third week. In neighbouring France, it made $17.3 by the end of its second week. Other top markets include Japan ($16.3m), the Netherlands ($12.1m), and Hong Kong ($6m) where it is now the highest-grossing Bond film. The strongest holdovers were at IMAX screens in Europe, especially in Sweden which actually saw a 2% increase. The international IMAX total is now $19.3m ($31.6m including USA).
[USA] 007 kept hold of all 4,407 screens for the second weekend of release, but the takings fell 56% to $24.3m, and cemented fears that the younger American cinema-going audience was not coming out in the same numbers as Europe. The film stands at $99.5m. According to Universal, the holdovers were stronger in Canada. The bad news is that 'Dune' is about to strip away a lot of the IMAX engagements from Bond this week, which has been a leading factor in the box-office revenue Stateside.
There are no new markets next week. Later in the month comes China on October 29th, and then Australia on November 11th.