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No Time to Die is set to become Hollywood's biggest movie of the pandemic era, as Daniel Craig's final Bond film surpassed the $700 million milestone at the worldwide box office this past weekend. The current global total stands at $708.6 million (about Rs. 5,271 crore) to be exact, which is about $12 million (about Rs. 89 crore) off the current total of F9 aka Fast & Furious 9. Both films were distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide — not in the US for No Time to Die though. The only two other movies to make more than Hollywood releases this year come from China: the war propaganda story The Battle at Lake Changjin ($885 million), and the family comedy Hi, Mom ($848 million).
That $708.6 million box office figure for No Time to Die was driven by a $28.6 million (about Rs. 212 crore) weekend from 74 markets around the world. The current split stands at $150.5 million (about Rs. 1,119 crore) from the US and Canada, with the remaining $558.2 million (about Rs. 4,151 crore) coming in from 72 other territories. Leading the way for the latter is the UK with $126 million (about Rs. 937 crore), followed by Germany at $70.5 million (about Rs. 524 crore), and China at $57.9 million (about Rs. 430 crore). No Time to Die released in Australia — the last major market — this weekend, where it debuted with $8.2 million (about Rs. 61 crore).
Elsewhere, Eternals was once again the biggest movie around the world at the global box office. The newest Marvel movie added $75.5 million (about Rs. 561 crore) this weekend to take its worldwide total to $281.4 million (about Rs. 2,093 crore). Eternals released in Indonesia, Russia, and UAE this week. The current split is $118.8 million (about Rs. 883 crore) from the US and Canada, with the rest $162.6 million (about Rs. 1,209 crore) from 49 markets around the globe. Top five markets for Eternals outside the US are South Korea ($22 million), the UK ($14.3 million), France ($11.5 million), Mexico ($10.2 million), and Brazil ($7.8 million). In India, Eternals has grossed $3.67 million (Rs. 27.33 crore) in the first eight days.
Beyond that, the Tom Hardy-led Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now up to $441.5 million (about Rs. 3,284 crore), following a $11.7 million (about Rs. 87 crore) weekend in 57 markets. The split is $202.7 million (about Rs. 1,507 crore) from the US and Canada, and $238.8 million (about Rs. 1,776 crore) from 55 other markets. The Venom sequel has yet to release in Australia (November 25) and Japan (December 3).
Meanwhile, the star-studded sci-fi epic Dune is now up to $351.2 million (about Rs. 2,612 crore) globally, pushed by a $12.3 million (about Rs. 91 crore) weekend. Dune has made $93.1 million (about Rs. 692 crore) in the US and Canada, and $258 million (about Rs. 1.919 crore) in 76 territories around the world. Outside its home market, the top five are China ($38 million), France ($30.7 million), the UK ($26 million), Germany ($21.4 million), and Russia ($21.1 million). Dune drops December 2 in Australia and New Zealand, and December 3 in Vietnam.
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