After 15 years and 5 movies playing James Bond, Daniel Craig has already said goodbye to the character, and much has been said about who his successor could be, although it is too hasty to start talking about a new face when No Time to Die – 83% have only been on the bill for a few days. Truth be told, the movie is already making a mark in the history of movies about the character of Ian Fleming because of the impact it is making.
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It is true that, of the saga starring Craig, not all were so well received; both 007 Quantum – 64% and 007 Specter – 65% have received not-so-positive comments from the same audience, but the series generally did very well. The premiere of the last film was the victim of numerous delays, especially taking into account the current health situation, but the protagonist himself has declared that these delays were justified, since the producers did not want the audience to miss the opportunity to enjoy this adventure on the big screen.
Everything seems to indicate that the wait was worth it, and not only from the viewer’s perspective, but from an economic perspective. Up to now, No Time to Die has one of the best international debuts, and that in the United States and China has not yet released, these being the countries with the greatest impact at the box office. In addition, thanks to the fact that the premiere in several countries was on September 30, it still managed to become the film with the highest grossing in a single day in the month of September.
According to what The Wrap reports (via Comic Book), screening in 54 countries to date, the film has already grossed USD $ 119 million worldwide, making it the best international debut during the pandemic – this without forgetting that has already surpassed the premiere of Specter in 2015 -. His greatest performance is being reflected in the United Kingdom, being one of the most beloved and representative characters of his culture.
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In 24 countries it has already set new records for an opening weekend; in Denmark, for example, it has already surpassed the debut of Avengers: Endgame – 95% with USD $ 5.3 million. Meanwhile, in the United States the expectations are quite high, and it will soon compete with Venom: Carnage Freed – 40% that this weekend raised USD $ 90 million in that country alone in the first 3 days of exhibition.
For now, the UK and Ireland have reported that the Cary Fukunaga-directed film earned $ 6.6 million on its opening day. Both critics and viewers have pointed out that this turns out to be an “epic, explosive and emotional closure” for a character as iconic as James Bond. Others recognized the way in which he managed to show the most affectionate side of the character surrounded by sensitivity and passion itself.
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Finally, the only negative comments that have been presented so far are related to the duration of the projection, but it is to be recognized that in some way it was necessary for Craig to say goodbye and for each character to have a closure in their history with the agent most famous in the world. So far, the names that have become favorites to take over the 007 baton are Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba and even Regé-Jean Page from Bridgerton – 92%.