CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports:

James Bond is back, and in a big way. Exceeding conservative pre-weekend projections and doing bang-up business across the first few days of release, MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die is now poised for an estimated $112.9M opening weekend at the international box office. That means that through Sunday, the Daniel Craig-starrer will become the first Hollywood movie to launch to $100M+ overseas during the pandemic without China in the opening suite of markets.

If it gets close to either of the last two Bond pics, it will be a validation for the film, its partners and the theatrical business. Many believe that after all the stops and starts, if any movie can get people back into cinemas in the pandemic era, the latest in this decades-old franchise is the one. NTTD is still carrying an 83% Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. It releases domestically on October 8.

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