Spider-Man is capable of doing everything a spider can do – and generate over $1 Billion at the global box office. The international box office haul of Spider-Man: No Way Home became the tenth title ever to top a billion dollars this past weekend, making even more history during the pandemic which is hurting Hollywood. Just seven weeks after its doors opened worldwide, it achieved an international take of $1.003 billion – an impressive feat at any level, not least when the pandemic was raging and the Omicron variant reached its peak in international markets just as No Way Home was released. Even more impressive is the fact that the film didn’t receive support from influential Chinese markets, where it has yet to be released. Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire star.
All of January, the film held on to the top spot except for the weekend of January 14 when the new Scream installment proved to be an unexpected threat with a killer $30.6 million debut. Ghostface lost to Spider-Man, as the juggernaut regained its position atop the box office chart, becoming the sixth-highest grossing movie of all time last weekend.
Nonetheless, the scream is not to be quenched. In its second weekend, the horror film earned $7.3 million, bringing its cume total to $62.1 million. At No. 3 and No. 4, Sing 2 and Redeeming Love brought in $4.8 million and $1.8 million, respectively, keeping Universal in the top five. This weekend, The King’s Man brought in $1.7 million, rounding out the top five.
It’s worth mentioning that Spider-Man: No Way Home hasn’t yet climbed the box office ranks for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe either. Over $200 million more has been made by the film than Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, making it the third highest grossing film in the franchise, but Avengers: Infinity War and Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame remain unsurpassed.
In terms of box office, “No Way Home” is only $25 million away from unseating “Avatar” ($760 million) as the third-biggest film of all time. The movie has been in theaters for nearly two months, so bringing in another $25 million in ticket sales would be a tall order if not outright impossible. But the Peter Parkers just may be able to spin this web.
Sony Pictures Releasing distributed Spider-Man: No Way Home in 2021. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and based on Spider-Man from Marvel Comics. In this 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sequel to the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming. Director Jon Watts and writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers penned the script.
Tom Holland takes on the role of Peter Parker / Spider-Man alongside Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire. Following the public reveal of the identity of Spider-Man at the end of Far From Home, Parker requests that Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) use magic to make the identity a secret again. The multiverse is cracked open when the spell fails, allowing alternate realities to enter Parker’s universe.