Spider-Man: No Way Home has seemingly achieved the impossible during a pandemic by managing to make over $1 billion at the box office. This was a sight that perhaps just six months ago looked impossible for Hollywood (outside of including a China release) as the pandemic effects waged across theatres and cinemas.
However, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home has surpassed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, which is £746 million in British money. It is the first film in the ‘pandemic era’ to gross over $1 billion globally and stands as Sony Pictures second highest-grossing film of all time, can you guess which is number one?
That’s right, Spider-Man: Far From Home. This is a feat made all the more amazing in the climate given it has not had a release in China yet, which for titles such as No Time To Die, and Fast 9 has added a substantial amount of gross to their overall figures.
No Way Home has passed this peak in only 12 days, and is the third fastest title ever to hit $1billion worldwide behind only Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
Domestically over the weekend the film added to its total tally of an outstanding $467.3m (£348m) and has $587m (£437m) alone from the global box office. In the UK the film is tracking on a $68.9m total (£50m), $35.8m (£26.7m) in France & $20m (£15m) in Germany.
Can The Matrix Resurrections surpass Spider-Man: No Way Home’s box office record?
Whiles Spider-Man continues to dominate, a new release hit the UK this week in The Matrix: Resurrections. The said, the release hasn’t set the film alight, given the HBO Max final streaming release as part of the release strategy Warner Bros. announced last year, in the UK, it had its strongest debut.
Which considering most cinemas outside of London were closed on Christmas Day, is a coup with $3.9m (£2.9m). Domestically it has taken $22.5m (£16.7m) despite the streaming release and sits worldwide on a total of $69.8m (£52m).
From 20th Century Fox under their new owners, Disney debuts The King’s Man this week, but it will certainly struggle to make a dent in the Spider-Man owned box office this holiday season.
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