‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Breaks Thursday Box Office Records -Not Just “Pandemic Records”

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In surprise to pretty much no one, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ has just destroyed it with Thursday “Preview” Ticket Sales coming in at about $50 million. It’s too soon to tell if it will beat ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ at $50,013,859 for their previews. It is going to land at #1 or #2 as the previous #2 was ‘Matrix Reloaded’ that his $37,508,303.

That is just for Thursday totals, we haven’t seen what it will do for the entire weekend yet. I know our theater was completely full and I haven’t seen that since ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

It is important to note that Comicbook.com did point out that some theaters started running the film at noon instead of the later times. I know we went at 4PM. So that might give it a bit of an advantage on preview night. It also could lower other day totals over the weekend. I thought it was a good observation and wanted to make sure to include it in this article.

Also worth noting is that this is the preview night total during an ongoing pandemic. It’s a large number. We often hear that a film did well “for being released in a pandemic” or has a “record total” with the fine print “in a pandemic.”

Spider-Man is crushing it with record totals during a pandemic. Hitting $50 million on preview night when the top “pandemic” film was at ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage” that opened at a little over $90 million domestically. Estimates have been putting ‘No Way Home’ at $150 million domestic debut.

We have seen that estimates can be off, and by a lot, but this one, I think will do at least that much.

Sony and Disney have had some of the biggest box office hits this year.  ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is definitely going to be #1 this year. It’s also incredibly good and if you are a MCU Spider-Man fan or Sony Spider-Man fan you will want to go and see this film.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Comicbook.com


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