Spider-Man: No Way Home is now the biggest film to be released in 2021! Spider-Man: No Way Home has absolutely shattered expectations and the ‘COVID box office’ with a mouth-dropping $253 (£191) million debut in America this past weekend.
Before this weekend in the US, no film has even broken $100m over a weekend (Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage was close with $90m). On Friday it grossed $121m (£91m) from fans, and the box office predictions were $120-150m across the weekend itself so it’s a huge result!
It’s the third-biggest opening weekend for a film worldwide second only to Marvel’s Avengers Endgame $1.2b (£900m) billion and Avengers: Infinity War $640m (£485m). The film will also be the highest-grossing release for Hollywood as the year ends indefinitely.
Globally the film has already taken another $334m (£253m) for a total of $587m as of this morning worldwide, that’s £447m in GBP! These results without China, and the holiday box office period to go is hugely a success for Sony and the box office.
Spider-Man: No Way Home smashes the worldwide box office
In the UK the film topped the box office charts with a debut of $41.4m (£31m), which pips it ahead of the No Time To Die opening that had $35.3m (£25.9m) it’s a fantastic result considering the recent drawback of the ‘Omicron’ variant.
France took an estimated $11.4m (£8.6m), Spain $10m (£7.5m) and Germany an $11.4m (£8.6m) opening weekend, and Russia went beyond those with a $17.4m (£13.2m) debut.
Breaking the half a billion US dollar barrier on an opening weekend makes Spider-Man: No Way Home only the sixth film to do so, and only the 2nd without China.
In India the film continued to dominate with $18.2m (£13.8m) and $23.7m £17.9m) in South Korea and it’s still to open in Thailand, the Philippines & Japan.
Other studios will be hoping this wave of revenue and audiences in seats seeing posters, marketing and trailers will keep people returning back this Christmas for other releases such as The Matrix Resurrections from Warner Brothers which opens on the 22nd of December.
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