The latest James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’ brought in £4.5m to £5m on its first day in British and Irish cinemas, producers said on Friday.

No Time to Die – the latest movie starring Daniel Craig and Agent 007 – had its world premiere on Tuesday at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and on Thursday it was shown in regular theaters in the UK and Ireland. On Thursday, it was shown in both countries in a record 772 theaters – 25 more than Star Wars: Skywalker. Rebirth in 2019.

Universal Pictures reported Thursday’s revenue was down 13 percent. Higher than on the first day of showing the previous Bond movie – “Specter” from 2015, but by 26 percent. Less than Skyfall achieved in 2012.

More than 30,000 people attended midnight shows in Great Britain and Ireland. people, and in the first four days of the show, pre-sale tickets were purchased by 1.6 million people. It’s about 12 percent. More than it was with “Spectre” and the same with “Skyfall”. Motion picture analyst Gower Street Analytics predicts that in the first week of show, “Don’t Time To Die” will make up 92 percent of the total. All ticket receipts in British and Irish cinemas.

No Time to Die stats and ticket receipts are closely watched because this movie is the loudest premiere since cinemas reopened after the coronavirus pandemic, so it would be an indication of how much people keep coming back for it.

Due to the pandemic, the premiere of “Nie czas Dyać” has been postponed several times, because initially the film was scheduled to be shown in theaters in early spring of last year.

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The director is American Cary Joji Fukunaga, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch along with Craig. The film is expected to earn $90 million worldwide during its opening weekend.

After the film’s premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, most British critics rated the film very favorably, many giving it five stars, although some also suggested that the action did not fully justify its 163-minute duration.

From London Bartłomiej Niedziński