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‘No Time to Die’ marks its 90 million debut at the international box office

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After a long wait than expected, James Bond is finally returning to the big screen. For helpless movie theaters around the world, it’s not a minute too soon.

The latest entry in the British spy series “No Time to Die” will shine at the international box office and is expected to gross at least $ 90 million over the weekend. It debuted in 50 overseas markets, including the UK, on ​​Wednesday.

Prior to its domestic launch on October 8, the 25th entry in the Bond series will premiere in Korea on September 29, followed by Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on September 30, and Japan, Mexico and Spain on October 1 in No Time to Die. October), will open in 15 international markets, including Russia (Oct. October) and China (Oct. 29).

More than usual, box office ticket sales will be difficult to predict. Bond histor has historically been a big attraction to older viewers, a demographer who was reluctant to return to theaters with the threat of a new COVID-19 variant. At the same time, many international countries have power limitations and in some areas, including France, Italy and Germany, ticket buyers need to show proof of vaccination in order to go to the cinema. Korea, Japan, Australia and most parts of Southeast Asia have re-established strict lockdown measures, meaning most multiplexes have been forced to close and those allowed to stay open have reduced working hours.

An opening weekend of over ০ 1 million for “No Time to Die” will be impressive as it will not be far from its latest franchise predecessors, 2015’s “Specter” (আন্তর্জাতিক 123 million internationally debut) and 2012’s “Skyfall” ($ 109 million). Debut) internationally).

At the time of the plague, it would have been a good start for the Hollywood movie at the international box office. Recent tentpoles at major studios have brought mixed results abroad. The biggest debuts were between Disney’s “Black Widow” ($ 78 million) and Universal’s “Fast and Furious” sequel “F9” ($ 69 million), followed by Disney’s “Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. 58 million) and a remake of Warner Bros. and the legendary “Dunn” ($ 34 million). Ticket sales for several Hollywood movies of the Kovid-era have suffered because they have not been able to play in China, the world’s largest film market. However, “No Time to Die” was able to confirm the release date in the country by the end of October.

Directed by Carrie Joji Fukunaga, “No Time to Die” was originally scheduled for April 2020. However, the coronavirus thwarted those plans and forced the film to postpone its release date three times in the last 18 months. It cost 250 250 million in production and at least 100 100 million to promote worldwide, which explains why movie fans – MGM in North America and Universal Pictures in the rest of the world – have a good chance of selling enough tickets for a profit until they save 007 Adventure.

The expectation of “No Time to Die” is stratospheric because it marks the fifth and final return of Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent. In addition to Craig, the cast includes Bond’s opponent Ramin Malek as Safin, Lashana Lynch as the new 00 agent and Leah Seddox as Bond’s love interest. Also starring Anna de Armas, Ben Hishao and Christoph Waltz.

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