The final film in Craig’s cache of Bond titles (and the 25th film in the franchise) has truly dominated, racking up USD $558.2 million in international ticket sales, pushing F9 and its USD $549 million out of its top spot.
In addition to becoming the highest-grossing Hollywood film of the pandemic era, No Time to Die has also surpassed Skyfalll‘s lifetime gross in 18 markets and Spectre in another 22 markets, not adjusted for inflation.
Australia was the very last major market to receive the long-awaited film, with it finally opening on November 11. With Aussie moviegoers being both excited to see the movie and to be able to finally leave their homes after extended lockdowns, it’s little wonder the Bond flick has made USD $8.2 million (approximately AUD $11 million) in just five days.
The film has now also crossed the USD $150 million mark in the US, where it opened on October 8, 2021. This brings the worldwide box office total for the movie to USD $708.6 million.
While No Time to Die has come out on top of the international markets, its accumulated total, so far, still falls behind that of F9 with its worldwide sum of USD $721 million.
The latest Bond film was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz star alongside Craig as well as franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch.
The plot revolves around 007 being coaxed out of retirement in order to put a stop to Malek’s supervillain Lyutsifer Safin who has rather unfortunately gotten his hands on a deadly, DNA driven bioweapon that could spell disaster for humanity.
The first reactions to the film after its star-studded London premiere were largely positive, with one critic hailing it as “a perfect finale for Daniel Craig.”
“No Time To Die is everything I wanted & more!,” another viewer wrote. “A great farewell to Daniel Craig but honestly I wanted more Rami Malek! Yes, it’s long but whenever it felt like it was about to drag, it jumped right back in with adrenaline! Action-packed from the start! Classic Bond!”
No Time to Die is now showing at HOYTS cinemas around Australia.