No Way Home ‘has the third biggest opening weekend of all time



Expectations were high for Spider-Man: No Path Home, the highly anticipated third Tom Holland Spider-Man film and the last – and one of the greatest – films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the film exceeded all of those expectations, grossing an incredible $ 253 million in theaters nationwide. It is the third biggest nationwide opening weekend in cinema history, behind only Avengers: Endgameis $ 357.1 million and Avengers: Infinity Waris $ 257.6 million. Yes, Spider-Man: No Path Home does more in its opening weekend than Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which grossed $ 247.9 million in its opening weekend in 2015).

These numbers are even more impressive given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the recent increase in cases due to the delta and omicron variants. $ 253 million is also Spider-Man: No Path Home the highest grossing film of 2021 in the US in just four days of release. The previous record holder was another Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. (The previous biggest opening weekend of 2021 was another one Marvel Movie, Venom: let there be carnage, which made $ 90 million on its opening weekend in October.) Obviously, this Also makes No way home the greatest film of the entire era of the pandemic.

According to Variety, the film grossed an additional $ 334 million overseas for a worldwide total of $ 587.2 million. That would make it the 6th biggest movie of the year so far behind The Battle of Changjin Lake, Hi Mom, No time to die, F9, and Detective Chinatown 3.

Obviously, the rise in Covid cases has not affected Spider Manat the box office this weekend, although it remains to be seen how that might impact future weekends. And beyond Spider Man, the news for the wider theatrical landscape was not good. Alley of nightmares, Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, grossed just $ 3 million in its opening weekend. The film cost some $ 60 million to make and stars stars like Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. So when there is an epic Spider Man movie, people will always go to the theater. But these only happen once every few years, if that.

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