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Yeah, with a little push from Malaysia (it opens next Thursday) and the US with Thanksgiving it may even hit the $750M by Sunday.
I’m hearing Ireland could be imposing a lockdown in early to mid December and Scotland could be requiring the vaccine passport for cinemas from 6th December. Is that true?
This does a lot to continue to prove naysayers wrong. No matter how the times change, even during a pandemic, Bond always finds a way to overcome it and come out on top. These movies are true event cinema, and feel special. I have unending respect for EON for fighting to keep the movies theater experiences first and foremost, even when there was a big financial risk in doing so. So glad it's paid off for them, seeing NTTD chart high against all odds in an unprecedented time.
I know it was a particularly special experience to be able to see a Bond movie in the theater again, not just because it was such a long wait, and because it was Dan's last. It was also the feeling of being able to enjoy an experience that I'd taken for granted. The theater is the only way to see these movies properly, and I was absolutely shaking with joy at it all. It's a memory that will stay with me forever.
Makes the authors of articles like this look genuinely stupid:
The doubling down on Bond as a character was the best move they could've made for this era, not just because we haven't seen it done to this extent before, but because they had the perfect actor to explore those meatier sides of Bond with. The Craig era, and its massive success, is a sign that different takes on Bond and more explorations of things not as deeply analyzed in past films isn't something that turns audiences off. I have read countless reactions from people who came out of NTTD talking about how emotional it made them, and even put them into tears despite the fact that movies never make them cry. And these aren't ardent Bond fans like us, they're just regular folk that watch these movies every few years once a new one comes out. Something about what Dan did, and the impact these films have had to connect you to Bond, really struck a chord with people and it's just great to see.
Bond is alive and well, even when you kill him. And that's exactly why this franchise has and always will be special.
@FoxRox, it's certainly been my personal golden era. I will never take for granted what we got these last fifteen years. My only regret was that I didn't start getting into Bond from the start of Dan's era so that I could enjoy it fully from the start, but 2009 isn't too far off to hop on the wagon. That being said, it was CR and what Dan did to make this character so much more than I'd ever imagined that made me the fan I was today. I look fondly back at that whole year of 2009, and how I fell in love with Bond fast and it consumed my life.
I will always love Sean and the work he did, but Dan just stands out so strongly to me above all the others. He made a Bond that I genuinely fell in love with and cried for, because I felt so connected to him. He was just a conflicted and complicated guy trying to do his best, and it was a treat to see him grow into the man he finishes as in NTTD. A helluva inspiration, and he shows us how to live our lives to the fullest.
Yeah it's awesome. At this rate I think NTTD will stop its run at £96/97M, maybe it has a chance to even hit £98M if it stays in the theaters til Christmas.
NTTD has earned $6.64M during it's second weekend at the Australia box office, for a current total of $20.76M.
Will be interesting to see if it can stay atop the box office this weekend with the release of Venom. Though, the first one only grossed $15.6M.
I don't know, but if there are lockdowns anywhere it will affect Spidey more than Bond. It's the only Marvel movie I really want to see though.
Without any spoilers, the ending of this film, i think tells you EXACTLY how these pathetic producers plan to proceed with this formerly beloved franchise. Wokeness, and the diversity agenda is infesting EVERYTHING, and i couldn't give a tosh how well written it is or how good the action scenes are, either. How dare these producers take something as culturally important as this Character and completely emasculate him. This franchise is done... utterly finished. I knew from reviews and interviews what was coming, but I had to see it to be sure it was as despicable as I thought it would be. R.I.P Bond Series 1962-2021.
Wow. "Pathetic producers", "formerly beloved franchise", "wokeness", ... And all of it said as if there's some objective truth in all of this and the reviewer is speaking for all of us. But here's the reason I felt compelled to copy the text: "I couldn't give a tosh how well written it is or how good the action scenes are." In other words, this reviewer, one Jordan Taylor, is so angry about how "the diversity agenda is infesting EVERYTHING" that nothing else matters. I'm reading a lot of frustration in it that obscures a fair assessment of the actual quality of the film. This is too bad since I feel that this reviewer is another victim of the confirmation bias. "Wokeness" in NTTD is only there if you really want to find it in my opinion. It's about picking up a few minor bits of nothing and blowing them out of proportion.
But then I found another Amazon customer's review, ending with,
Stay clear of this racist anti-western rubbish!
Either this person saw another film than I did, or didn't see the film at all (which wouldn't be exceptional, as we have recently learned.) Still, these extremely caustic sentiments have found their way to amateur reviews, and not just of NTTD but of films in general. I get the sense that some people cross arms and pout lips even before going in. They seem eager to expose some big Leftwing conspiracy in mainstream films. To be perfectly honest, I never feel offended as a caucasian, "emasculated" or suckered into a "PC" trap when watching NTTD. Maybe that's my confirmation bias; maybe I'm willingly overlooking these things, though I doubt that.
I have an issue with killing the protagonist for no reason other than marvel did it and so middle aged men can tweet how “emotional” it is. Our addiction to half arsed emotion not at the service of the story is the bane of movie making now.
I watched Witness at the weekend for the first time in 30 years. What struck me was how understated and agenda free it was. The male character wasn’t overly irrelevant, incapable and flawed. The female character wasn’t rude and fiesty. There was no heavy handed morale lesson or signposted from reel one. It was intelligent film making that makes it point in an understated, relatable, human way. I can’t remember the last time I saw a mainstream film that did that. Not perhaps the best example but it’s a recent film i rewatched.
The racism the reviewer hints at is anti-white racism, I presume. I don't see that either, though. Bond and his girl are lily-white blondes, and so is pretty much everyone else. Only MP, FL and, indeed, the other 007 aren't. The reviewer must really have soiled his pants in 1973...
"RIP STAR WARS 1977 - 2017"
and again in 2019:
"RIP STAR WARS 1977 - 2019"
I guess it's just the new "ieuw!"
For a naturally divisive film (due to the ending, not anything else in it is truly controversial) NTTD will seemingly get the same treatment. That is too bad, but that is the internet world we live in. Swarming masses of people not having civil discourse and sharing opinions while disagreeing without hurtling abuse. Tons of crap, disrespect, and threats of violence may also ensue; right? Well, how many months will this wave continue? Has it peaked? Just wondering what others think.
People who thinks NTTD is an attempt to attack the white western culture are just (white) racist morons to me.
People who thinks NTTD is an attempt to attack the masculinity of Bond are just insecure silly little men.
Overall, people writing those silly “””reviews””” are just so dumb it’s not even worth the attention.
They are probably upset that Q is gay as well.
EDIT: I don’t get the “lol”.
She’s laughing at the absurdity of their “reviews”.
I see. It sounded like she was laughing at my post but it didn’t make sense since I’m totally against those kind of people spreading ignorance and hate…
In the meantime anyway MGM has spoken. Repost from another thread.
Unnamed and uninformed sources suggesting the film will lose money are categorically unfounded and put more simply, not true,” MGM spokesperson said in a statement. “The film has far exceeded our theatrical estimates in this timeframe, becoming the highest grossing Hollywood film in the international marketplace and passing ‘F9’ to become the highest grossing Hollywood film since the pandemic. With the PVOD release of the film already doing stellar home viewing business, all while continuing to hold well theatrically, ‘No Time To Die’ will earn a profit for MGM, both as an individual film title and as part of MGM’s incredible library.
MGM get to keep closer to 80% of the money from VOD.
Those “sources” have a name anyway… the MI6HQ!!! :D
I know it’s a bad word but it’s really that bad? You know English is not my first language haha.
EDIT: NTTD’s actuals are out and slightly exceeded estimates in the US. Dropped a -39% for a $154.75M cume.
But but but... the film needs three trillion dollars paid out in bars of gold from Goldfinger's personal unradiated supply in order to turn a profit!