Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the most hotly anticipated features of the year. And it looks like fans were eager to see their favorite web-slinger back in action, hitting theaters en masse for the film’s opening weekend. In fact, so many people headed out to see No Way Home worldwide, the movie is smashing box office records.
Just how big did Spider-Man blow up worldwide? With opening weekend figures around $260 million domestically, No Way Home just edged out Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War ($257.698 million). That earns the multiverse superhero flick the title of second-biggest domestic opening weekend ever. It falls behind the reigning #1, Avengers: Endgame.
Spider-Man found similar success overseas and around the world. Globally, No Way Home brought in over $594 million opening weekend. That leaves the film in the #3 spot, behind Infinity War ($640 million) and Endgame ($1.2 billion). However, it’s worth noting that both the Avengers flicks had opening weekends that included their debuts in China, while No Way Home did not. The fact that No Way Home cracked the top 3 without the biggest moviegoing audience in the world is pretty impressive.
Unsurprisingly, the movie also proved a huge success for both Sony Pictures and IMAX theaters. No Way Home marks Sony’s biggest domestic debut ever. Meanwhile, IMAX saw the biggest audiences head to theaters since 2019, pre-pandemic.
“This weekend’s historic Spider-Man: No Way Home results, from all over the world and in the face of many challenges, reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve,” said Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Sony. “All of us at Sony Pictures are deeply grateful to the fabulous talent, both in front of and behind the camera, that produced such a landmark film. Thanks to their brilliant work, this Christmas everyone can enjoy the big screen gift of 2021’s mightiest superhero — your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home sees the friendly neighborhood hero (Tom Holland) seek out the assistance of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to magically deal with the exposure of his secret identity. But messing with the multiverse has consequences, and now some familiar villains are back to complicate things…
You can catch Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters now. (Assuming you can find tickets in all those sold-out theaters, anyways.)
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