‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ has just smashed expectations across the board, coming in at the second largest domestic box office opening and the third largest global box office opening weekend.
Domestically the film hit about $260 million which put it past ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that had a $257 million domestic opening.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ still sits at #1 at about $357 million. It was very unlikely ‘No Way Home’ was ever going to catch up to that.
Globally, the film performed extremely well at $600.8 million giving it third place over all. It was still beaten by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ which did $640.5 million and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ at $1.2 billion.
Keep in mind this is without China. If Spider-man had opened there we likely would have seen it beat out ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, which saw about a $200 million Chinese opening.
It’s very probable ‘No Way Home’ would have come in at #2 globally if it had the help of the Chinese box office.
Not to mention that this film released during a pandemic so many people still didn’t go or couldn’t go. I would love to see how this would have done if all things were equal.
All around this is a huge win for Sony and Disney. It’s also a boost for a box office that has been floundering since the pandemic began.
Currently it is still at 94% Critical Score and 99% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. And now fans are trying to get an ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ film for Andrew Garfield, who never got to complete his trilogy. They also want an ‘Spider-Man 4’ film with Toby Maguire. Since ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ the doors have been opened, it’s just a matter of if Sony would do it.
I think Garfield should at least get the third film he never got, but, only time will tell.
What do you think? Comment and let us know!
Pirates & Princesses (PNP) is an independent, opinionated fan-powered news blog that covers Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment and related Pop Culture from a consumer's point of view. Opinions expressed by our contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of PNP, its editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. PNP is an unofficial news source and has no connection to The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal or any other company that we may cover.