The Avengers: Endgame directors commented on Spider-Man: No Way Home setting box office records during its weekend debut.
Spider-Man: No Way Home blew industry pundits out the water this weekend when it made a debut splash of $260 million, beating Avengers: Infinity War‘s opening weekend cume. The Spidey threequel is still behind Avengers: Endgame’s opening numbers, which still peg it as the film with the highest opening weekend.
To make such profit during the global pandemic is unprecedented, but fans showed up in droves to see Tom Holland battle classic villains in Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s hard to believe that Spider-Man was only launched in the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. After all these years, Spidey’s films are performing like Avengers projects, which speaks volumes about the character’s popularity.
The Russo Brothers who directed Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame – and who also launched Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War – reacted to Spider-Man: No Way Home bringing in the big bucks this weekend in a hilarious Instagram video.
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Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
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