No Time to Die is the highest-grossing film of the year

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Daniel Craig in No Time to Die.
Daniel Craig in No Time to Die.
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No Time to Die is the highest-grossing film of the year and the highest-grossing film of the pandemic era.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the domestic box office takings of $2.7 million over the weekend sent the film over the $700 million mark. Daniel Craig's last outing as the British spy made $729.1 million worldwide, knocking Fast 9 - who made $725.3 million - out of the number 1 spot.

For its opening weekend – in 54 countries - in October, the film achieved Bond's best-ever three-day domestic opening in its 60-year history.

The 25th film in the franchise was delayed numerous times during the pandemic. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the film sees Bond, who has retired from active service, takes on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

Channel24 said the film is "a fitting farewell to Daniel Craig's 007, No Time to Die harks back to a more fun James Bond-style of action that's far less sombre."

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