Spider-Man No Way Home is breaking box office records, and not just for a movie released in the pandemic with a staggering global box office of more than $590 million. Not only is the Tom Holland-led sequel breaking pandemic records, but it's a new record for a Sony release, and it's outperforming the previous Spider-Man sequel by more than 70%; we're talking Infinity War money.
Far From Home opened (domestically) to a solid $92 million back in 2019, No Way Home generated more than $121 million on Friday alone. By the weekend's close, No Way Home had grossed an amazing $260 million domestically and more than $330 million at the international box office. Before the pandemic, movies making a billion dollars worldwide became a frequent occurrence. The once elite club of just a handful of movies grossing more than $1 billion ushered in new members every year with 2019 seeing eight films reach this landmark number. Just in case you were wondering, those eight movies were The Lion King, Frozen II, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain Marvel, Joker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Toy Story 4, and Aladdin.
However, as the industry embraces shorter theatrical windows and hybrid releases on streaming, it will take an exceptional kind of movie to hit that Billion Dollar mark. By all accounts, No Way Home could be the first film in almost two years to join the exclusive club. Naturally, as the pandemic continues with a new variant, it remains unclear if cinemas worldwide will be forced to close in the coming weeks. Denmark and The Netherlands have already decided to close all cinemas due to rising case numbers, and more countries are likely to follow suit.
Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, and Benedict Wong, Spider-Man No Way Home is in cinemas now.