By Stephen Ippolito | December 16th, 2021
Looks like you don’t have to worry about Spider-Man: No Way Home bombing with the critics. Through 171 reviews, the third Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Officially “Certified Fresh” on the site, it currently has the highest rating for a live-action movie in the franchise (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a 97% rating).
The second-highest film in the franchise is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 (2004). Regarded by some as the “greatest superhero film of all time,” it has a 93% rating on the movie review aggregation website. In the third and fourth spots are the previous two films in the franchise Spider-Man: Homecoming (92%) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (90%).
Opening in the U.S. tomorrow, Spider-Man: No Way Home is expected to have the biggest opening weekend at the box office since the pandemic began. According to Deadline, Sony is projecting that it will bring in at least $130M domestically and over $290M worldwide. The outlet also says that “rival” studios are projecting it to bring in the “$175M+ range, possibly even $200M.”
With the numbers looking so good, everyone is wondering if it could become the first film in the pandemic era to top $1B. Without a release in China, it was thought unlikely. However, if it overperforms, like some think it could, than it definitely has a shot.
Are you planning on seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home this weekend?