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‘No Time to Die’ Crosses $700M Mark Worldwide; Figures among Biggest Pandemic Releases

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, has crossed the $700 million mark in global box-office collections and stands to be one of the biggest films of the pandemic era.


The Daniel Craig-starrer collected over $150 million in the domestic US market and $558 million in markets overseas. Its total collection stands at $708 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film could surpass Fast and Furious 9 that has collected around $721 million worldwide.

No Time to Die released in cinemas on September 30, after having its world premiere on September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The film, which also marks Craig’s exit from the franchise after filling Agent 007’s shoes for 15 years and across five films, suffered multiple delays since 2019.

It was originally scheduled for release in November 2019, but filmmaker Danny Boyle’s exit stalled the project. Boyle was supposed to direct and co-write the screenplay with John Hodge.

The onset of Covid-19 pandemic delayed the film further. It was meant to release in April 2020 before the pandemic pushed it to November 2020, and then to April 2021. Finally, in January, it was announced that film would release in the US on October 8, while hitting screens in UK, India and several other countries a week earlier.

In India, the film collected Rs 8.5 crores in its opening weekend, and by the end of October, it had made around Rs 25 crores, just behind Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die also features actors Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris, alongside Craig.


It is the first Hollywood title to have crossed the $100 million mark without opening in China, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film smashed Imax records and saw the best opening weekend for a Bond film in 24 countries, including Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Italy.

When it eventually released in China in late October, the film earned around $50 million in 10 days, as per a Variety report.

Post the exit of Craig from the franchise, the question about his successor still looms large. While names like Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page, Idris Elba, and Henry Cavill have been making the rounds, producer Barbara Broccoli told BBC Radio 4 that they will start thinking about it only in 2022, the franchise’s 60th anniversary.