Daniel Craig plays James Bond in No Time to Die.
Expanded ticket sales for the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die, give box office analysts hope that the film could be the best start to an era of the pandemic.
Ticket seller Fandango said Wednesday that the film is outstripping ticket sales for Universal’s F9 and Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage at the same point in the sales cycle.
That bodes well for the fifth and final James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, which analysts predict will gross over $ 100 million this weekend.
Moreover, Venom: Let There Be Carnage currently holds the record for the highest box office in the pandemic era with $ 90.1 million.
Fandango also said No Time to Die is also tracking the advance ticket sales for The Ghost of 2015 and intends to become the company’s leading reseller of all Bond films.
Notably, Spectrum ranks second among all bond films in the domestic market, with a $ 70 million catch. Skyfall grossed $ 88 million in its debut weekend in 2012, according to Comscore.
“No Time to Die” is the perfect ending for Daniel Craig on the show and the blockbuster you need to see on the biggest screen, ”said Eric Davis, managing editor at Fandango, in a statement. It offers something for every moviegoer, including classic cars and gadgets, awesome villains and a great sequel to the Bond storyline with some of the best action films we’ve ever seen in 007’s adventures. “
Fandango said hundreds of screenings of the film have already sold out across the country and theater owners are actively adding new ones to meet demand.
Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal and CNBC. Universal releases “No Time To Die” internationally, while AmazonMGM is responsible for internal production and distribution of “F9” in theaters. Fandango is owned by NBCUniversal.