“Spider-Man: No Way Home” became the 10th-highest money-making film in U.S. history on Sunday as it surpassed $610 million nationwide.
The film also reportedly helped push domestic theater sales to $4.5 billion, slightly better than the predicted $4.4 billion estimated for a year when the movie industry is still rebounding from the pandemic.
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“No Way Home” quickly made its mark within days, becoming the first film to surpass $1 billion globally since the pandemic began.
The threshold took the latest Marvel franchise film just 12 days to reach. In comparison, only “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War” have reached $1 billion in less time.
The Hollywood Reporter noted: “Overseas, No Way Home added another $78.3 million to its coffers this weekend for a foreign tally of $759 million and $1.37 billion worldwide to rank as the 12th highest-grossing movie of all time after passing up Black Panther ($1.35 billion), not adjusted for inflation.”
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Movie review site Rotten Tomatoes predicted “No Way Home” will soon move further ahead on the charts. “The Last Jedi’s $620.1 million and The Avengers’ $623.3 million in its sights within the next 48 hours,” it reported. If so, the film will soon rank eighth all-time in the U.S., with the potential to climb higher as many moviegoers return to watch the latest multiverse-inspired Spider-man film multiple times.
Tom Holland’s latest installment would have to still remain strong throughout January to have a shot to become the biggest Marvel movie yet in American history. “Avengers: Endgame” raked in more than $858 million in domestic box office totals in 2019 prior to the pandemic.
In addition, the film remains far behind the top spot held by the 2015 return of the Star Wars franchise with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The blockbuster earned more than $936 million in the U.S., according to The Numbers.
Some have argued “No Way Home” has found success in part by avoiding strong progressive political messages that have divided audiences.
“Fans also loved how the entire film focused on positive, universal messaging that wasn’t overtly political like so many other contemporary movies being released lately. It was made for the fans and they reacted favorably by reaching for their wallets,” The Daily Wire’s Amanda Harding wrote.
The Daily Wire also previously reported:
Some critics are saying that the massive success of the new movie, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” shows beyond a doubt that movie audiences are seeking films with substance and heart, not woke messaging that’s nothing more than thinly veiled propaganda for Leftist causes.
And some proof they’re citing is how “No Way Home” just smashed box office expectations, raking in $253 million domestically opening weekend, according to Variety. Before this, no post-COVID-19 film had managed to cross the $100 million mark in just one weekend.
Others have tried, however. “Spider-Man’s” monstrous success comes in the recent wake of Spielberg’s huge “West Side Story” flop that failed despite an aggressive marketing campaign in Hollywood. Critics blamed a surge in the virus with the Omicron variant going strong as a reason people just didn’t want to go to the movies. But “No Way Home” proves there’s something else going on.
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