Spider-Man: No Way Home was supposed to be as massive as the culmination of the Infinity Saga and that might actually be the case. The movie seems to have already had one of the biggest opening weekends despite the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant. Serving fans with a massive amount of Spider-Man-oriented fanservice the movie might actually be the most successful Spider-Man movie. The fact that it features past actors returning for the role of Spider-Man might be the cause of its massive success. There is a massively positive response to the movie from both the critics and the fans of the franchise. Let’s take a look at the opening weekend Box Office of No Way Home and how it actually proves to be one of the most successful superhero movies.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Way Home marks the end of the Homecoming trilogy of Spider-Man movies directed by Jon Watts. The franchise has been rather successful and took a very unique turn in the narrative of Spider-Man compared to the past films. There was a massive cliffhanger at the end of the second feature and that could have been dealt with in the best possible way in the final entry. No Way Home took a path that was never expected by the fans to be possible and this only gets crazier with time. The movie features some of the most exciting bits that include past Spider-Man actors returning to their roles.
The movie sees Peter Parker going to Doctor Strange for help once he realizes that his identity reveal is affecting everyone around him. This leads to a massive spell botch-up which results in the cracking of the multiverse and chaos unfolds. The multiverse results in bringing villains from the past Spider-Man films appearing in the MCU. Spider-Man decides to help them but fails to do so upon realizing that each villain has a motive of their own. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield return as their Spider-Men versions in order to help him out.
Opening Weekend Box Office of No Way Home
No wonder all this excitement for the movie made No Way Home the most successful movie from Sony, at least in the beginning. The movie has earned a total of $260 million since its opening with an international total of $334 million. This clearly proves that it is actually amongst the most successful Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. To be accurate, No Way Home has the 2nd biggest domestic opening for any MCU/non-MCU movie ever, beating Infinity War‘s $257 million opening. Sony once again proves that Spider-Man has been an essential figure in the box office receipts for the franchise and gives them the most profitable projects.
The movie proves that Spider-Man is one of the biggest franchises Sony has had as the movie made the third-largest global box office debut with $600 million. This is the third biggest worldwide opening a movie has ever had, and the second since Avengers: Endgame. That’s rather exciting considering the movie is supposed to make a lot more money in the upcoming weeks. I’m predicting $1.5 billion in the very least even if there’s no Chinese release.
Top 10 Openings at the Dome Box Office
1. Avengers: Endgame – Opening: $357 million; Total Domestic Gross: $858 million
2. Spider-Man: No Way Home – Opening: $253 million*; Total Domestic Gross: $297 million*
3. Avengers: Infinity War – Opening: $257 million; Total Domestic Gross: $678 million
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – Opening: $248 million; Total Domestic Gross: $936 million
5. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi – Opening: $220 million; Total Domestic Gross: $620 million
6. Jurassic World – Opening: $208 million; Total Domestic Gross: $652 million
7. The Avengers – Opening: $207 million; Total Domestic Gross: $623 million
8. Black Panther – Opening: $202 million; Total Domestic Gross: $700 million
9. The Lion King – Opening: $191 million; Total Domestic Gross: $542 million
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron – Opening: $191 million; Total Domestic Gross: $459 million
Sony has seen success with some of its other projects like Skyfall, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Venom. No Way Home hit the theatres worldwide on Wednesday and made its place right behind the past most successful MCU movies- Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. With the upcoming trilogy that will show further adventures of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it is rather obvious that Sony will continue to see massive success.
Closing down the trilogy of the Jon Watts directed Spider-Man franchise, Spider-Man: No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Haden Church, and the previous two Spider-Men.