“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Earns Record-Breaking Opening Weekend

The secret is out. Spider-Man: No Way Home is both amazing and spectacular and people are swinging into theaters in droves to see it. In fact, the new Marvel film had a huge opening weekend, breaking records both domestically and worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home brought in $253 million in North America this weekend and another $334.2 million internationally.
  • The $587.2 million worldwide gross adds up to the third biggest opening weekend of all-time, behind only Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.
  • The movie surprised a lot of people as it was forecasted to earn between $130 and $150 million domestically.
  • It was clear that those numbers would be surpassed quickly though as No Way Home earned $121 million in its first day.
  • Perhaps the most impressive statistic around this film’s opening though is that it is already the top grossing film domestically of 2021, surpassing Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Leged of the Ten Rings in just three days.
  • The $253 million domestic earning is also more than both Homecoming ($117 million) and Far From Home ($92.6 million) combined.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home is also the first film to surpass an opening of even $100 million since the pandemic began.
  • There is still a lot of room for growth in the film’s earnings as it has not yet opened in China.

About Spider-Man: No Way Home

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home began production in Atlanta last October, as Holland excitedly announced on his Instagram.
  • Jon Watts is set to return as director. He previously helmed both Homecoming and Far From Home.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Doctor Stephen Strange opposite Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) duo first met in Avengers: Infinity War and fought to keep the final powerful Infinity Stone away from Thanos.
  • Strange will reportedly serve as a mentor for Spider-Man, a role previously held by Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming and later Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
  • As with the previous Spider-Man MCU films, the third movie will be a joint production between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures.
  • You can check out Benji’s review of the movie here.

You can see Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters now.