BOX OFFICE: Bond shaken, not stirred, “Venom” takes a dive, “Addams Family” scares up $10 million more

“No Time To Die” sat on the shelf forever, waiting for a window in the endless misery of COVID so that MGM could make back its investment.

Maybe they should’ve waited another couple of weeks.

Did Daniel Craig’s last turn as 007 surpass the “Skyfall” opening weekend record for the franchise, $88 million?

Did it give “Venom: Let There be Carnage,” the current COVID era record holder (over $95 opening) a run for its money?

No. It did not. It didn’t meet the Friday projections of “Well, at least it’ll clear $60-65.”

A $56 million opening for a very long movie isn’t bad. Not bad at all. And it’ll do business after “Venom 2” is utterly defanged. But that’s a let down.

“Venom 2” fell off over 65% to $32 million, meeting its projections.

“Addams Family 2” benefited from a lack of family film competition to take in another $10M.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” pulled in another $ 4.

“The Many Saints of Newark” further proved it belongs on TV, dialing in a 75% plummet to $1.4 million.

Figures courtesy of Exhibitor Relations.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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