Box Office Challenges
Various news sites are framing No Time to Die's opening weekend in the U.S. differently, but most acknowledge that the take was the lowest since Casino Royale (adjusted for inflation). The latest tallies -- which now include Monday's ticket sales, as it was recognized as the new federal holiday, Indigenous People's Day -- say it finished at just above $62 million, still lower than many predictions for the weekend. COVID-19 and the longer run-time, of course, have affected ticket sales. So far, the film has made a little over $300 million combined worldwide.
"For “No Time to Die,” $56 million to start is somewhat disappointing because it carries an enormous budget and will need to gross at least $800 million globally to get out of the red (probably closer to $900 million). Box office experts predict the film will complete its domestic run with approximately $150 million, considerably short of its franchise predecessors, 2012’s “Skyfall” ($300 million) and 2015’s “Spectre” ($200 million). In that case, “No Time to Die” will need to generate significant coinage at international box office, where it’s already amassed a strong $145 million. It has yet to open in China (set for Oct. 29), which is a popular market for Bond. “No Time to Die” has grossed $313 million to date and may struggle to break even, at least in its theatrical run."