Who would win in a fight, James Bond or the Avengers? Body to body we cannot verify it, but as far as the box office is concerned, Agent 007 is about to kick ‘Endgame’ out of the all-time top 5 in the UK.
In the British country, ‘No time to die’ has already raised 85.9 million pounds according to The Hollywood Reporter, and he is still far from ending his commercial career there. Cary Fukunaga’s movie is only 3.8 million pounds below the total of ‘Endgame’ (88.7 million), so it is expected to take its place in the coming weeks and join two other installments of the franchise.
Because we are talking, yes, of the top 5 of historical collection of the United Kingdom, which right now occupies ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ ($ 123.2 million), ‘Skyfall’ ($ 103.2 million) , ‘Specter’ ($ 95.2 million), ‘Avatar’ ($ 94 million) and ‘Endgame’. Worldwide, ‘No time to die ‘has already exceeded 600 million dollars in collection, 28 of them coming from China. Her Majesty’s secret service agent’s 25th film stars Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris among others.
The best month of the year
And on the other side of the pond, thanks also to the data of ‘No time to die’ together with those of ‘Venom: There will be slaughter’, October has become the month with the best box office of the whole year, a recognition that never before in the history of the United States has fallen on this month. And while those two crown the top, the premieres of ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Dune’ have also helped.
From October 1 to 31, the US and Canada box office has raised $ 637 million according to Comscore data, surpassing the 583 million that were reached in July, so far the best figure of the year. Anyway, these figures are still a long way from the pre-COVID era and 68% less sales than in the same period of 2019.
Although summer is traditionally the most productive time for cinemas and with how weird the world is getting, October will not keep the crown for long as before the end of the year the premieres of ‘Eternals’ await us, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, ‘Ghostbusters: Beyond’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Gucci House’, ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’, ‘Matrix Resurrections’ …