“No Time To Die” tops global chart with $60m session

Universal and MGM’s No Time To Die arrived in China at the weekend, grossing $28.2m – the third biggest opening for a US studio film this year, behind Fast & Furious 9 and Godzilla Vs Kong

The China number, according to Screen Daily, helped the Bond film achieve an estimated $59.8m for the weekend period ($51.9m for international and $7.9m in North America), returning the film to the top of the worldwide box office chart. Totals to date are $472.4m for international, $133.4m in North America and $605.8m globally.

Among holdover markets, the publication continued, UK/Ireland reasserted itself, having grossed less than Germany the previous weekend. While weekend totals were a respective $4.8m and $4.6m, and cumulative totals in the film’s two top markets are now $116.4m and $62.0m.

No Time To Die is now the sixth highest-grossing film of all time in UK/Ireland, surpassing both Titanic and Star Wars: The Last Jedi during the last week. It’s the first film ever to gross at least £1m ($1.37m) every day for 30 consecutive days in the territory – beating the previous record of 24 days jointly held by Skyfall, Mamma Mia! and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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