‘No Time to Die’ will be available for digital and rental next week
‘No Time To Die’ is currently playing in cinemas, but it will be available on demand on Tuesday.
James Bond fans who didn’t want to see No Time To Die in the theatres won’t have to wait long to see Daniel Craig’s final film as 007 at home. Variety reports that No Time To Die will be available for rental on November 9th.
Fans may rent No Time To Die for $19.99 on Apple, Amazon, DirecTV, Spectrum, Vudu, and Xfinity, among other platforms. After renting the film, viewers will have 48 hours to watch it.
No Time To Die, which had been delayed for more than a year and a half owing to the pandemic, ultimately premiered in North America on October 8 after a successful worldwide run. While its domestic box office performance has been underwhelming, No Time To Die has performed significantly better worldwide, generating over $600 million and becoming the sixth-highest grossing film of all time in the United Kingdom.
It’s unsurprising that a James Bond film would perform so well in 007’s homeland. The film’s underwhelming box office reception in the United States — just over $55 million in its opening weekend and just over $136 million overall — no doubt influenced the decision to offer it on rental services so quickly. The theatrical-to-rental window has decreased as the epidemic has thrown all old conceptions of how content is released and consumed (perhaps permanently) into disarray. In this instance, No Time To Die is available in less than a month on your home and mobile devices.
No Time To Die has some serious issues, but movie still manages to provide a satisfying conclusion to Daniel Craig’s historic run as James Bond. It may not have been the domestic smash that it could have been if a little thing called COVID-19 hadn’t spread across the country, but such a brief release window feels like a foreshadowing of things to come. Given Amazon’s acquisition of Bond’s parent company, MGM, earlier this year, it’s feasible that No Time To Die will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime at some point during the rental period.
We’ve seen companies like Disney and Warner Bros. make similar moves (much to the chagrin of some), but a non-traditional approach to how blockbusters transition from cinemas to streaming is likely to stick around for a while.