By Stephen Ippolito | December 18th, 2021
After bringing in $50M during Thursday previews (third highest of all time), Spider-Man: No Way Home has managed to earn $121.5M during its first full day of release domestically on Friday. The massive total is the second most any movie has ever made during a single day in North America (Avengers: Endgame $157.4M in 2019).
Going into the weekend, Sony projected that the Tom Holland-led film would bring in around $130M during its opening weekend. With it nearly exceeding that total in just one day, the movie is now estimated to bring in somewhere between $240M–$250M. While it’s highly unlikely to beat Endgame’s $357M record, it has a shot at passing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248M) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257M) for second all time.
If these latest projections hold up, then Spider-Man: No Way Home will have made more money during its opening weekend than the current 2021 highest-grossing domestic film (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) did during its entire run ($224M). For even more comparison, it would also be more than the other three MCU films this year (Shang-Chi, Eternals, and Black Widow) combined to make during their opening weekends ($226M).
So how many times have you seen Spider-Man: No Way Home this weekend?