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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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