Spider-Man: No Way Home nabbed a whopping $50 million in Thursday previews.
Looks like the box office is far from dead. After months of waiting, the highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home hit cinemas last night, proving that the theatrical experience still has some life to give. The hype exhibited online by fans was clearly translated into the real world as the Spidey threequel managed to nab over $50 million during Thursday previews.
Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s Thursday haul makes it the third-largest preview opening. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened with $57 million and Avengers: Endgame grabbed $60 million, respectively. What makes Spider-Man: No Way Home’s haul so impressive is that the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging on, with the Omicron variant causing an uptick in cases throughout the world, especially in Europe.
Despite fears of lockdowns throughout the world, audiences are flocking to cinemas to see just what the hype is for Tom Holland’s Spidey threequel. Estimates point to the film racking up over $150 million in its opening weekend, which pundits are labeling a “pandemic best”. No film in the current era has nabbed a $100 million opening, so it’s great to see the box office reacting so enthusiastically to Spider-Man’s latest outing. Should this trajectory continue, it’s almost no question to suggest that Spider-Man: No Way Home will be the first film in the pandemic era to nab over a billion dollars. The splash that Spidey has made on the box office has also caused the stock prices of various exhibitors, including AMC Theatres, to rise by several points.
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 Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield heavily rumored to appear.
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