We’ve had to wait a long time for the return of Daniel Craig‘s James Bond to screens, and all that pent up anticipation has resulted in some impressive box office results in the countries around the globe where the film has debuted. At the worldwide box office so far, No Time To Die has earned $119 million.
The film was, predictably, particularly popular here in the UK, where it opened as the widest release to date and earned $25.6 million (£18.8 million) across the weekend. It will continue to roll out to other markets, including China (at the end of the month), France (6 Oct) and the States (8 Oct).
Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune, meanwhile, is also doing well in the world so far, crossing the $100 million mark after opening in the middle of last month in several countries. We’ll have to wait to see how it performs here and in the US, as it isn’t scheduled to arrive until 21 October (UK) and 22 October (America).
Yet American audiences have turned out for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, as the symbiote sequel set a new Stateside record for pandemic box office, blowing past record-holder Black Widow with $90.1 million. That’s a big result – bigger than the original’s launch. And with plenty of other countries left, it stands to make some real money. The movie will be in the UK on 15 October.