This year of the comeback for the domestic box office seems to be going out with a splash, after months of pandemic-wary audiences and sluggish figures. A better-than-expected performance The opening weekend box receipts for Spider-Man: No Way Home surpassed the studio’s expectations and broke way many records. Even as fears about the omicron version increased, this film busted multiple records at the box office. It is the first Hollywood picture of the COVID-19 period to attain blockbuster status.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” took in a mind-boggling $121.5 million from 4,336 theatres on Friday, putting it on track for a projected $242 million launch weekend. The film’s final Sunday domestic box office revenue of $64.17 million boosted the current installment in the Spider-Man series to a $260 million debut, making it the second-highest opening weekend in domestic box office history ever! Audiences were eager to see a huge superhero film, and the fact that it starred perhaps Marvel’s most popular figure piqued their curiosity even more. After The Avengers, Black Panther, and Avengers: Endgame, No Way Home is the fourth live-action superhero picture to obtain the coveted audience grade.
Overseas, where the new virus is causing even higher difficulty, the film again set a record, collecting $340.8 million, up from Sunday’s projection of $334.2 million for an updated global total of $600.8 million. Not adjusted for boom, that is the third-best worldwide opening ever.
The film is yet to be released in Thailand, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Slovakia in the coming weeks. So let’s see what records this film will set in each of those places. If all goes according to plan, the picture will be the first in two years to surpass $1 billion in the international box office by the conclusion of its release.