Mumbai, October 18 - James Bond "No Time To Die" continued to perform well at the international box office. Released by Universal Pictures, Daniel Craig's final outing as a 007 agent had a fantastic weekend overseas, pulling in another $54 million in the past weekend. This takes its total global haul to $447.5 million including $99.5 million in North America.
The MGM and Eon's 25th Bond film is yet to open in China, where it is slated to debut on October 29. "No Time To Die", meanwhile, has overtaken Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings" at the global box office this past weekend. Shang-Chi
, which has become the biggest blockbuster at the domestic box office during the covid-19 pandemic, has earned $414M worldwide without getting a China release.
Moving to "No Time To Die", the film is having a dream run at the U.K. and Ireland box office with approx $93 million gross so far, followed by Germany, where the movie is heading towards a brilliant $50 million gross. It will debut in China in 11 days and a $700+ million worldwide gross is still on the cards.
Also Read - Halloween Kills Hits Big At North America BO Despite Simultaneous Streaming Release
Meanwhile, Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed has become the 8th highest grosser film worldwide during the covid-19 pandemic. In the next couple of weeks, it will cross China's "The Eight Hundred" (est. $461M), Warner Bros.' "Godzilla vs. Kong" ($467.8M), Japan's "Demon Slayer" ($503.1M), to become 5th highest-grossing film in the world in the last 18-months. By the end of its final run, it is expected to be the second-best after China's "Hi Mom" ($822M).
On the other hand, Warner Bros.' epic sci-fi film "Dune", which is scheduled to release in the US on October 22 in theaters and on HBO Max, has already earned $129M so far in the international markets after opening in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Greece in the concluded weekend.