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'No Time to Die' opens with $121 mln in international b...

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‘No Time to Die’ opens with $121 mln in international box office sales

epa08957145 (FILE) - British actor/cast member Daniel Craig arrives for the premiere of 'Spectre' in Berlin, Germany, 28 October 2015 (reissued 22 January 2021). According to media reports, the release of the new James Bond film 'No Time To Die' has been delayed for the fifth time, now to October 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. EPA-EFE/JOERG CARSTENSEN GERMANY OUT
By Reuters
04 Oct 2021 0

LOS ANGELES, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The latest James Bond movie took a mighty $121 million at the international box office over its opening weekend, Universal Pictures said on Monday.

 

The British and Irish box office led the way with a total of $35 million, making “No Time to Die” the biggest movie release there of the coronavirus pandemic and the highest opening three-day weekend ever in the UK and Ireland for a Bond movie.

The film, which marks actor Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the British secret agent, was delayed three times from its planned April 2020 release date because of the pandemic.

Universal said in a statement on Monday that the film grossed $121 million without being shown in China, the world’s biggest film market. It’s the first Hollywood title in the pandemic to launch to over $100 million without China. “No Time to Die” opens in China at the end of October.

“No Time to Die” has yet to open in North America, arriving in movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada on Friday. Universal and studio MGM decided to release the film exclusively in theaters, eschewing the trend this year by many distributors to release movies on their streaming platforms at the same time.

The action movie, which cost an estimated $200 million to produce, won warm https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/mission-accomplished-critics-praise-bond-film-no-time-die-2021-09-29reviews with many film critics saying it was worth the wait. (Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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