Box Office: No Time To Die Refuses to Fester

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Box Office Round-up

No Time To Die has been in cinemas for just 11 days and it’s already the 33rd biggest film of all-time in the UK, and it’s looking increasingly like it will be comfortably in the top 10 by the end of its run. Over the weekend the 25th Bond film added £15.2m, a drop of just 30% from last weekend, which takes its total to £52.7m. After 11 days in cinemas, SPECTRE was on £50.8m, but that only included one weekend as it opened on a Monday, so the comparison isn’t entirely fair. Skyfall was on £55.1m after 11 days in cinemas. Either way, No Time To Die is performing brilliantly and is keeping pace with the previous two Bond films, which are the second and third biggest films of all time in the UK. It also accounted for 81% of the total box office this weekend.

In its first 12 days, No Time To Die has also delivered 14 ABC1 Men; 12 ABC1 Adults and 12 16-34 Adults TVRs*.

The Addams Family 2 was the highest new entry in the top 10 this weekend, opening in second with £2m. The last film came out in October 2019 and opened with £2.1m, so this is a strong result for the sequel. It will be eyeing the October half-term week as its best week too, and it will be looking to match the first film’s final total of £10m. In more good news, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings continues to hold up well, despite the hefty competition. It fell just 28% to £558k and it has become the third film this year to cross the £20m mark. It’s now on £20.5m and it also overtook Peter Rabbit 2 to become the second biggest film released this year.

Ahead of the release of two new family titles in Ron’s Gone Wrong and The Boss Baby: Family Business, The Paw Patrol Movie is taking advantage of the thirst for family films, coming in fourth on its ninth week. It added £126k for a new total of £8.3m. A different kind of ‘family’ movie, The Many Saints Of Newark completed the top five, adding £125k for a new total of £1.9m.

Outside of the top five, Candyman has now crossed the £5m mark in eighth, while Deadly Cuts was a new entry in ninth with £51k. Respect has also crossed the £2m mark in 10th.

Overall the box office was down 21% from last weekend but that’s to be expected with No Time To Die on its second week. This same weekend last year, Tenet topped the box office with £297k.  

Next Weekend

The Last Duel is a historical epic from Ridley Scott, starring Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t another duel after this one.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to Venom. Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock who has bonded with a symbiote that looks like a melted bin bag. This time Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison and lives up to his name.

Halloween Kills is the second film in the proposed trilogy that sees Jamie Lee Curtis return as Laurie Strode and have to deal with Michael Myers AGAIN.

Ron’s Gone Wrong is an animated film that tells the story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron's malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship.

Across The Pond

No Time To Die opened in the top spot in the US with $56m, which is a lower than the $70.4m SPECTRE opened with in 2015. Last week’s top film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage fell to second but added $32m for a new total of $141.7m. The Addams Family 2 fell to third but added $10m in its second weekend, taking its total to $31.1m. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings came in fourth, adding $4.2m for a new total of $212.5m. The Many Saints of Newark completed the top five, adding $1.5m for a new total of $10.3m.

*Based on provisional Film Monitor profile. Industry figures.