By Stephen Ippolito | December 19th, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home just had one of the biggest openings in box office history despite the ongoing pandemic. In its first weekend, the Sony/Marvel Studios film managed to bring in a massive $253M at the domestic box office. The total is the third highest opening of all-time, behind Avengers: Endgame ($357M) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257M).
It should be noted that studios tend to adjust their weekend totals on Monday. So there is still a chance that No Way Home could pass Infinity War and move into second all-time.
Overseas, the Tom Holland-led film brought in $334.2M to give it a global total of $587M. This is also good enough for third all-time and is once again behind Endgame ($1.22B) and Infinity War ($640M).
In a statement, Sony Chairman/CEO Tom Rothman praised the film’s success.
“This weekend’s historic Spider-Man: No Way Home results, from all over the world and in the face of many challenges, reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve. All of us at Sony Pictures, are deeply grateful to the fabulous talent, both in front of and behind the camera, that produced such a landmark film. Thanks to their brilliant work, this Christmas everyone can enjoy the big screen gift of 2021’s mightiest Super Hero —your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”
Within a mater of days, expect No Way Home to pass No Time to Die ($771M) and F9: The Fast Saga ($726M) at the global box office and become the highest grossing Hollywood film of 2021.
Update on Monday, December 20th:
As expected, Sony now says that Spider-Man: No Way Home actually made $260M domestically during its opening weekend. The adjustment now means that the film had the second highest opening weekend of all-time.