Swooning predictions of an epic, maybe a franchise record opening for Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond should have been silenced by its Thursday night previews.
“No Time to Die” did a little over $6, compared to “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” clearing over $8 the Thursday before.
“Carnage” opened at about $90, “Die” is on track, after Thursday and a $23 million Friday, to manage $62-64. “Skyfall” tallied $88 million on opening.
Yes, there’s still a pandemic keeping people at home and yes, the Bond audience is older.
The second weekend of the Venom sequel is seeing a 65% plunge. Maybe $31 million by midnight Sunday.