Updated box office numbers for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s opening peg it higher than Avengers: Infinity War.
Original opening weekend numbers for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home saw the film bringing in $253 million. That number gave the Spidey threequel the third-highest opening weekend of all time. Of course, things aren’t what they always seem, and the film’s opening weekend numbers have been updated. The film’s latest numbers are a cool $260 million, giving it the second-highest opening weekend of all time.
Spider-Man is clearly an overachiever because this new record beats Avengers: Infinity War, which debuted with $257 million all the way back in 2018. Currently, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the highest-grossing film domestically in the pandemic era. What makes Spidey’s early box office days so exciting is that it’s performing just like Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, proving that fans are ready to show up just to see the web-slinger do his thing.
Seeing as the film is already outpacing Avengers: Infinity War, it’s almost certain that the film will gross over $1 billion – the project to do so in the pandemic era. It remains to be seen just how much the film eventually grosses, as restrictions all around the world are beginning to pop up as COVID-19 cases rise. Avengers: Infinity War ending its run with a whopping $2.04 billion. As great as it would be to see Spidey rack that up, it’s uncertain if theatres will be able to accommodate the demand fans have due to mounting restrictions and mandates.
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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