It’s not like they didn’t try everything. But the last Daniel Craig film as James Bond, “No Time to Die,” is not a massive hit at the US box office.
This weekend, “No Time to Die” made $7.8 million in theaters completing 24 days of release. This brings its total to $136 million.
For most movies, this would be a relief. But for “No Time to Die,” which was delayed for a year and cost closer to $200 million, it’s not that great.
Indeed, “No Time to Die,” if it gets to $150 million, will come in the lowest for a Bond film since 2002’s “Die Another Day” at $160 million. The number the Bond producers would probably like to get to is $200 million, where “Spectre,” landed in 2015. That’s a very long shot. And they won’t get near the massive high of “Skyfall” in 2012.
As I said, it wasn’t for lack of trying. But the pandemic coupled with the film’s length of nearly 3 hours made box office heights impossible to achieve.