Let’s face it Marvel movies have single handily saved the 2021 domestic box office. Black Widow ($80 million), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($75 million), Venom: Let There Be Carnage ($90 million), and Eternals ($71 million) along with F9: The Fast Saga ($70 million) have all made a splash throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While most movies such as No Time To Die, Free Guy, A Quiet Place Part 2, and Godzilla vs. Kong have all managed to cross the $100 million domestic mark, it goes to show that the theater-going experience is slowly but surely moving back to some form of normalcy. With only a few days left in the year, the much-anticipated release of Spider-Man: No Way Home has crushed pre-pandemic box office records on opening night ($50 million) and opening day previews ($121.5 million).
From the moment advanced tickets went on sale, we knew No Way Home would be massive but we didn’t think it would THIS massive! After three stellar days, the movie has made huge bank with a whooping grand total of $253 million making it the highest opening ever for a live-action Spider-Man film! Let’s break down the numbers below.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Opening Weekend Number Comparisons
To compare, Spider-Man: No Way Home has passed Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million), Spider-Man ($114.8 million), Spider-Man: Far From Home ($92.5 million), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million). Now looking at the December openings, No Way Home passes Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9 million) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 million).
As for an MCU opening, the film sits just behind two Marvel juggernauts Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257.6 million). It’s safe to say that both Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures would be happy with this result. With talks of Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal developing a fourth MCU Spider-Man movie and Holland set to make another appearance in a future project, we’ll certainly be seeing a lot more of our favorite web-slinger.
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