The movie may have debuted slightly below projections after earning $56 million through its domestic opening weekend, but No Time to Die is nonetheless continuing to over-perform internationally, having officially crossed the threshold of $300 million worldwide after just ten days in release.
James Bond has always been a global phenomenon, and that’s been proven once again looking at how the 25th installment in the series has brought in an overseas total of $257 million and counting since hitting theaters outside of the United States on September 30, making it one of the pandemic’s fastest earners as per The Hollywood Reporter.
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In fact, only eight Hollywood blockbusters since the beginning of 2020 have managed to exceed $300 million during their entire theatrical runs, so No Time to Die reaching that figure in a week and a half is a phenomenal achievement, even if it’s playing much better outside of domestic shores.
Rumors were making the rounds a while back that Daniel Craig’s swansong needed $900 million just to break even, which it’s got no chance of reaching, but a solid showing in China would put No Time to Die in with a real shot of becoming only the second non-Chinese production of the pandemic to hit the half-billion benchmark after Fast & Furious 9.