“No Time to Die” has a head start in the foreign market and has dominated it thus far. Since its release in theatres around the world on September 29, filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga’s entry in the series has made a total of $257.2 million worldwide. It made $89.5 million in its second weekend internationally, a 28 percent decline from the previous weekend.
This indicates that the film will have a long run, with several key markets still to debut in the coming weeks. Not only that, but “No Time to Die” has now surpassed $300 million in record time for a pandemic film, with a total of $313.2 million.
We may expect the film to gross between $600 to 750 million globally assuming it remains leggy and the domestic/international split resembles prior Craig-era “Bond” films. That would be a huge success for MGM, even with the rumoured $250 million production expense.
All of this is to imply that any disappointment derived from the domestic opening weekend fails to consider the big film. Overall, this is a fantastic result, especially considering the film’s length of nearly three hours.
On the other hand, the film grossed 20 cr in India, making it the second biggest post-COVID box office performance after Shang Chi.