Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment’s Spider-Man: No Way Home – perhaps the biggest film to be released in 2021 – has made a bucket load of cash at the box office! The film was co-financed 75/25 % between Sony and Disney and it looks like both companies are going to do some good business thanks to this movie.
WARNING: There are SPOILERS for Spider-Man: No Way Home ahead!
No Way Home spoilers ahead
There are shouts of “Multiverse” across not only Sony but Disney/Marvel properties and they could open up a brand-new world to explore in upcoming comic book movies. The Expectations for the opening weekend in the US were just over $130m and having seen the film personally, I think word of mouth will really see a great hold in admissions the following week.
Some analysts predicted much higher than $130m, but in this COVID-19 era it’s probably wiser to be conservative as we’ve seen countless ‘big hits’ fail.
When you consider Sony’s biggest opening hit was Spider-Man 3 starring Toby Maguire back in 2007 with $151m it’s not unrealistic to expect this film to surpass that. The presales for Spider-Man: No Way Home are huge and settling around $78m already and overseas is looking to bring in an extra $170m.
Spider-Man: No Way Home’s box office is already huge
It opened in the past 24 hours in the UK, Korea, France, Russia and Italy. Friday sees the film open in Germany, India and Spain, but there’s no sign of a China release yet. It’ll be interesting to see how the film does over there if it does end up getting the all-clear.
We’ve seen with Fast 9 just how important the Chinese market is to a films box office revenue, however, could Spider-Man end up not needing a Chinese release to break box office records?
With markets such as the UK about to undergo further measures and Omicron running rampant across Europe, it remains to be seen whether this will have any effect…
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