‘No Time To Die’ Reels In $600M+ Global As ‘Venom 2’ Licks At $400M & ‘Dune’ Has Eyes On $300M – International Box Office

That brings the Tom Hardy-starrer across the $200M mark internationally with $205.4M through Sunday. The global cume is now approaching $400M with $395.8M to date. The sequel still has 49% of its offshore footprint to come, and is currently tracking ahead of pandemic-era comps Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (+80%), Black Widow (+67%), and F9 (+13%) at the same point in release in like-for-like markets. Venom 2’s continued rampage saw it dip just 41% to add another $21.4M in 53 overseas markets. The top plays to date are Russia ($31.2M), Mexico ($21.5M), the UK ($20.2M), Korea ($16.8M) and Brazil ($10.1M).
Maoyan is now projecting an RMB 436.3M ($68.2M) full run for NTTD. The bulk of the weekend’s business came from China where 007 debuted to an estimated $28.2M, repping the third best start for a Hollywood title in the market this year. As previously noted, social scores are the best on this Bond of any prior film in the franchise, and we’ve seen that when a Hollywood movie in China has had a high rating and a decent competitive environment, it doesn’t immediately get played off (Free Guy is a recent example). While this is slightly lower than projections coming into the weekend, a contributing factor has been the Covid escalation over the past several days. How things go with the latest Covid outbreak will be a factor, however, as 14 provinces are affected and there have been cinema closures in Beijing.
In the Netherlands, No Time To Die has become Universal’s biggest release of all time at $18.4M through Sunday. NTTD also had a muscular hold in Germany, down 28% for a $62M cume to date, and France got a boost from school holidays with a 15% dip to cume $26.1M through the fourth frame.
That lifts the offshore cume to $472.4M and worldwide to $605.8M. Refresh for latest…: MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die, as projected, crossed the $600M global mark this weekend, leading international box office play with an additional $51.9M from 72 combined Universal and MGM markets.
The UK cume is now $116.4M, in line with Spectre and Skyfall at the same point. Cary Joji Fukunaga’s take on Bond also broke another record this week after consecutively grossing over £1M for 30 days since release. Elsewhere, holds have been strong with already opened markets dipping just 33% in the session. Notable performances this weekend include NTTD’s return to No. 1 in the UK as it becomes the sixth highest grossing film of all time in the market, surpassing both Titanic and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In China, where Legendary East releases, Dune has now grossed $33M, making the Middle Kingdom the lead offshore market, followed closely by France ($29M) with Russia ($21M), Germany ($19.9M) and the UK ($18.1M) rounding out the Top 5. France saw a 3% increase while Korea was off by a slight 14%. The overall drop for the Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi epic was 54% (34% excluding China).
It’s also running 84% hotter than Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. In like-for-like markets and using today’s rates, Dune is roughly on par with Tenet, while ahead of recent comps Shang-Chi (+56%) and Black Widow (+59%).
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This brings the overseas cume to $222.7M as global nears $300M with $292.1M through Sunday. Dune also added $21.4M for the weekend, in 75 offshore markets.
Meanwhile, Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune came in neck-and-neck in the Sunday offshore estimates while each approaches major global milestones.

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