‘No Time to Die’ tops the box office with less-than-expected $56 million


The eagerly awaited James bond film No Time to Die, originally slated to hit theaters in 2020, fell short of expectations, but still delivered one of the year’s biggest debuts by topping the box office with an estimated $56 million.

The 25th Bond film, starring Daniel Craig in his final bow as 007, was predicted to pull in $60-$70 million. Its predecessor, Spectre, opened to $70.4 million in in 2015. The franchise’s biggest haul belongs to Craig’s Skyfall which raked in $88.4 million back in 2012.

It’s a rosier picture overseas, where No Time to Die debuted two weeks ago. It’s earned $257.3 million so far for a global total of $313.3 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which debuted last week with a record-breaking $90.1 million domestic haul, fell to second place with an estimated $32 million. That brings its current totals to $141 million stateside, a shade under $185.6 million globally.

Landing in third was The Addams Family 2, which scared up an estimated $10 million in its second week, bringing its current worldwide tally to $35.7 million.

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings took fourth place with an estimated $4.2 million in its sixth week of release. Its domestic haul now stands at just south of $212.5 million, bringing its worldwide total to over the $400 million mark.

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Rounding out the top five is the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, delivering and estimated $1.5 million in its second weekend. The film, which is also available to stream for free on HBO Max, has brought in an anemic $10.3 million worldwide.

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