The upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die has changed release dates no less than 3 times in the past 12 months (From April 2020, to November 2020, To April 2021, To October 2021), it looks like they’ve done it again. Respected Russian Film Distribution outlet Kinometro broke the news earlier today.
Russian cinemas will see the release of No Time To Die a week earlier than American audiences. It seems as though the movie will be coming out on September 30th, 2021 in Russia.
James Bond movies primarily do most of the box office well outside of North America, and they always premiere in Britain first. This means if the change is correct it will absolutely release earlier across Europe.
What adds further credence to the news is that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has already changed its release date internationally to September 15th which we broke to you last month.
Has Dune’s movie set the perfect window for No Time To Die’s release date?
This essentially means there is an empty window that prior weekend for No Time To Die to slot in elsewhere. While normally a film this big wouldn’t be releasing across a quiet month cinematically like September, it is probably most likely to be when cinemas will be fully open across Europe as the vaccine roll out continues.
In England certainly, as the nation waits for Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s road map out of one of the longest running worldwide lockdowns on Monday 22nd February, rumours have persisted that cinemas won’t return until the summer. With potential social distancing and capacity limits being reduced closer to normal levels for later in the year, September could just be the perfect time for No Time To Die to smash the box office.
And certainly, for MGM Studios who continue to look for a buyer, this will be a much-needed boost.
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