Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” smashed the pandemic box office record this weekend, opening with an estimated $253 million in ticket sales.
It’s not only the highest-grossing film of 2021, but also the third-best opening of all time behind “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” Sony’s Sunday’s numbers are estimates only, however, and on Monday the numbers could change slightly, lifting “No Way Home” higher on the chart.
At last, Marvel’s “No Way Home” isn’t far behind “Infinity War,” which opened with $257.6 million in 2018. “Avengers: Endgame” is the highest-grossing film of all time with $357.1 million.
“This weekend’s historic results for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, from around the world and facing multiple challenges, reaffirm the unprecedented cultural impact that films hit theaters exclusivity is possible when they are produced and marketed with vision and determination,” said Tom Rothman, President and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group.
Audiences flock to theaters early this weekend to see “No Way Home” before potential spoilers can leak online. resulted in $121.5 million in revenue on Friday, consists of $50 million from Thursday night preview screenings. Sony reported that the film grossed $73.8 million on Saturday and an estimated $57.3 million in ticket sales late Sunday.
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