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'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Breaks $1 Billion in Under Two Weeks

The latest installment in the Marvel franchise breaks box office records, signaling a return to pre-COVID ticket sales

The latest Spider-Man movie has crossed the global $1 billion mark over the weekend. 

The film added $587.1 million to its already remarkable domestic gross in just 12 days since its release. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home stayed in the No. 1 spot and netted a few more milestones as well. The accomplishments come amidst strong competition from new Matrix: Resurrections and Sing 2 movies and rising concerns over the Omicron variant.

The newest Marvel movie stars Tom HollandZendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch.

It is the third fastest movie to reach the billion-dollar milestone. In 2019, Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War did so in five days and 11 days, respectively.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the last movie to achieve $1 billion in ticket sales when it hit theaters in December 2019. The latest Spider-Man is the first movie to reach $1 billion in ticket sales since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. 

According to studio estimates Sunday, Spider-Man added $81.5 million over the three-day weekend, down 69 percent from its first weekend when it became the film with the second-highest opening box office ever behind Avengers: Endgame.

The film has now grossed $467 million from North American theaters, more than doubling the domestic grosses of 2021’s previous No. 1 film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

In total, the film made $1.05 billion as of Sunday. This comes as a great success for Sony and Marvel. The movie cost $200 million to make, according to Variety.

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2 responses to “‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Breaks $1 Billion in Under Two Weeks”

  1. Shafarevich says:

    It deserves high praise, chiefly for its treatment of its predecessors. Where its contemporaries are cannibalising older works for cheap nostalgia and un-earned acclaim, “No-Way Home” takes the achievements of those that came before it and builds upon them while making their contributions crucial to its own story. It was the Spiderman’s own End-Game some 20 years in the making, the catharsis and sense of closure of the final act left everything Marvel has done since End-Game in the dust . It’s a demonstration of what a good writer can do with a legacy and what every other hack at Disney ought to have done with the trove of works at their disposal.

  2. Garce says:

    Great moves by Sony with their Marvel movies. Recently heard that Venom 2 broke the $500m barrier while Shang Chi has only hit $432m and is Disney’s top Marvel movie this year followed by Eternals at $400m and Black Widow at $380m. This inter-company competition should be a very good thing for the consumers. Just as allowing other studios besides EA to make/publish Star Wars video games.