No Time To Die marks the end of Daniel Craig’s take on the role of James Bond and at the same time, it is the 25th Bond film. These reasons made the movie a lot larger than it stands to be and it seems the movie has been able to live on the hype. It marks a kind of an ideal ending for Craig’s James Bond. This success doesn’t seem to stop as it seems that there is a lot of demand from the audiences to see No Time To Die. The weekend actually saw Bond 25 cross the $700 million mark at the box office which continues the prove that the movie is definitely a success.
No Time To Die
Cary Joji Fukunaga’s take on the story of James Bond has given us a wholly new version of the narrative that seemed to follow some elements that are generally not seen in a James Bond movie. The movies centering around the spy have evolved a lot in the last few years. Daniel Craig’s rendition of the character saw a lot of major developments that were not witnessed in the character before. The very first outing with Casino Royale saw this massive transformation in the way the movies were being made.
But the numbers for the movie clearly indicate that this might actually be the most successful of the past few James Bond films. While the audience is still trying to comprehend the narrative being a bit off the James Bond formula, critics have said that it is indeed a perfect farewell to Daniel Craig’s take on the role. Not only that but the movie has also earned a great response at the box office. The movie might actually be the most successful Hollywood movie since 2019.
Box Office Earnings of Bond 25
Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond has been a bit less successful on the domestic shores because it has only been able to earn $150 million. But the movie has done exceptionally well worldwide by crossing the $700 million barrier by earning $708 million in total. This makes the movie better than the previous Daniel Craig James Bond movies. No Time To Die has earned at least $100 million more than both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. But it still stands behind Spectre and Skyfall. This is rather surprising considering the experimentation with the character and at the same time the movie being released during the lingering effects of the pandemic.
The success has removed F9 ($721 million) as the only movie to become the pandemic’s highest-earning venture overseas. Now the movie only requires only $13 million more to make it the most successful American-backed production to have been released in the theaters in the last 24 months.
Eternals Experiences A Drop
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest venture Eternals saw a steep drop of 61.5% in the domestic theatres with its second weekend. But the movie still remains at the top with a total of $27.5 million this weekend beating movies like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dune, No Time To Die, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Eternals has earned a domestic total of $118 million and it seems to be growing slowly. This is in quite a big contrast to the second week’s earnings of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which had been around $145 million.
Another Marvel venture along with Sony, Venom: Let There Be Carnage crossed the $200 million mark at the domestic box office. The only other movie to do this was Marvel’s previous release Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings. Weekend earnings for the latter had seen a 52% drop in the second week. This is nothing new for Marvel projects but the critical response to Eternals might have affected its run because the movie saw 61% fall from its debut. Eternals has earned a total of $281 million in worldwide numbers and it has still got to earn to be a box office hit.
Box Office Standings After The Weekend
- Eternals – Domestic: $118 million; Worldwide: $281 million
- Clifford the Big Red Dog – Domestic: $22 million; Worldwide: $22 million
- Dune – Domestic: $93 million; Worldwide: $351 million
- No Time to Die – Domestic: $150 million; Worldwide: $708 million
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage – Domestic: $202 million; Worldwide: $441 million
Eternals might end up earning quite less than other past MCU projects considering the movie has the lowest rating at Rotten Tomatoes as it has only gotten 47%. This makes it the worst MCU movie and that will have an impact on its box office numbers too considering the effects of the pandemic have just been going away and no one would be interested in watching a poorly reviewed movie. But there is a chance it might end up earning more in the upcoming weeks considering the movie will come out to stream only after a month and the next MCU venture Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to release next month. Fans of MCU might watch it based on the continuity logic of MCU projects.
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