11 Oct – Despite the previous projection, it seemed that the new James Bond flick, "No Time to Die" did not break the record previously held by "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" as it opened in the US.
The movie, which was released elsewhere before premiering in the US late last week, made USD 23.3 million when it opened on 8 October, and is estimated to hit USD 60 million in its opening weekend.
This means that the movie falls short of the previous success in opening number compared to three other Bond movies starring Daniel Craig, with "Skyfall" earning the biggest opening at USD 88.4 million, putting "No Time To Die" at the fourth spot above "Casino Royale" (2006). In other words, this is the fourth-best opening for a Daniel Craig-James Bond film. "No Time To Die" is Craig's fifth and last Bond film.
However, it is noted that the said film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, has already made USD 100 million overseas.
Sony's "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" previously opened at a strong USD 90 million.
The new Bond movie, clocking in at over 2 hours 30 minutes, is Daniel Craig's last film as 007 after a successful 15-year run. No news as to who will be playing the fictional intelligence agent next.