‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Grosses an Unreal $260M Domestic Opening Making it the Second Highest of All Time
Spider-Man: No Way Home has barely left the news since Marvel first announced it. Rumors of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield returning circulated. Spider-Man trailers leaked to reveal Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin. With the Marvel movie finally releasing, fans rushed in droves to movie theaters. And the Spider-Man: No Way Home gross at the box office made it one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
What did ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ gross domestically?
Before Spider-Man: No Way Home even hit theaters, it broke records in pre-order sales. Sony and Marvel even teamed up to give out Spider-Man NFT’s alongside ticket pre-orders. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s takes on Spider-Man trended almost daily.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jon Watts project pushed Spider-Man: No Way Home to gross the second-biggest domestic opening ever. break some staggering records for solo superhero movies.
Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed $260 million domestically, making it the second-biggest domestic opening of all time behind Avengers: Endgame ($357 million) and pushing Avengers: Infinity War ($257.6 million) down the list to third.
The Spider-Man movie bumped Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) down to the number four spot as well.
What did ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ gross globally?
As Holland’s Spider-Man battled the villains who previously fought Maguire and Garfield’s heroes, the war in the global box office raged on.
The story looks similar globally. Avengers: Endgame pulled a staggering $1.223 billion. Avengers: Infinity War netted $640 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed around $587 million global opening at the box office.
It pushed the eighth Fast and the Furious film, The Fate of the Furious, down to fourth ($541 million), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($528 million) to fifth.
Many knew that Spider-Man: No Way Home would prove to be a powerhouse, but few expected just how much potential the Tom Holland movie held.
The Tom Holland movie broke records for pandemic-era films
Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War had the luxury of dozens of superheroes starring in the movie. Fans of Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Captain America all came to the climactic finale to fight Thanos. Spider-Man: Now Way Home grossed its amount with only one hero’s name.
“No Way Home is the first film in the COVID-19 era to zoom past $100 million in its domestic launch (until now, the biggest start was just $90 million),” Hollywood Reporter said. “[It has] already grossed more than any pandemic-era release has earned in its entire run domestically, a list topped by Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($224.5 million).”
Did Spider-Man: No Way Home gross the most for solo superhero films, though? While the film focuses on Holland’s Peter Parker dealing with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), it draws elements from other Spider-Man continuities.
Jamie Foxx’s Electro and the Lizard attacked from The Amazing Spider-Man series. Dafoe’s Norman Osborn and Molia’s Doctor Octopus came from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
With so many elements from other Spider-Man movies, some could argue how much of a solo film No Way Home can really be considered.