New box office tracking suggests that No Time To Die could end having a bigger opening than Spectre and could even surpass Skyfall’s opening numbers.
Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond could end up with a domestic opening weekend in the range of $75-100 million according to BoxOffice.
For some comparisons here the other opening weekends during the Daniel Craig era.
- CASINO ROYALE 2006 – $40.8 million
- QUANTUM OF SOLACE 2008 – $65.7 million
- SKYFALL 2013 – $88.3 million
- SPECTRE 2015 – $70.4 million
Surpassing Skyfall’s opening weekend would set a new franchise record and could telegraph that No Time To Die might be able to cross a billion at the global box office.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
The cast will include Daniel Craig as James Bond, Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann, Rami Malek (Bohemian Rapsody) as a new villain named Safin (rumored to be a version of Dr. No), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Felix Leiter, Ralph Fiennes (The King’s Man) as M, Christoph Waltz returning as Spectre’s Blofeld, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) as Nomi aka the new Agent 007, Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049) as Paloma, Ben Whishaw as Q, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah.
Listen below to the recently released theme from Billie Eilish.
Franchise co-owner MGM has reportedly opened the door for a possible sale worth $10 billion and it remains to be seen if anyone will end up buying them.
Bond 26 is expected to include a brand new actor in the James Bond role and reportedly has screenwriter Pheobe Waller-Bridge in talks to work on the script.
No Time To Die is set to be released on April 8th.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE