Spider-Man's latest cinematic adventure is breaking box office records that are nothing short of Marvel-ous.
Spider-Man: No Way Home from Sony Pictures did well at the box office with its $260 million domestic weekend, swinging past initial predictions of an opening between $130 million-$150 million. The film's opening is not only the biggest opening weekend of the year but also the first to gross over $100 million since the start of the pandemic, according to Box Office Mojo.
The film's opening is the second biggest in North America, trailing only Avengers: Endgame ($357 million). It's also the biggest domestic opening for the month of December, beating out previous record-holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which had an opening of $247 million, the website reported.
JUST IN: Monday estimates confirm #SpiderManNoWayHome has topped #AvengersInfinityWar w/ $260M! That is the 2nd BEST OPENING EVER at the domestic box office.— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 20, 2021
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1. AVENGERS ENDGAME ($357M)
2. SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME ($260M)
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Internationally, Spider-Man: No Way Home has made $334.2 million, bringing its worldwide total to $587.2 million. The film has yet to release in China, where many Marvel films perform well, according to the website.
The film has been well received with both critics and audiences, earning a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ CinemaScore, the website reported.
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All other films playing over the Dec. 17-19 weekend failed to break the $10 million mark. Disney's Encanto came the closest with a $6.5 million weekend. 20th Century Fox's West Side Story and Sony's Ghostbusters: Afterlife followed with each earning roughly $3.4 million. Searchlight Pictures's Nightmare Alley, the only other major debut this weekend, earned just under $3 million to land in fifth place, according to the website.