Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to break records in its second week at the theater. It is expected to cross $1 billion during the holiday weekend, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year worldwide. It would be the first film to do so since the pandemic began, without being shown in all markets. It has already debuted with $587 Million in global ticket sales, the biggest movie opening for Sony ever.
It’s set to cross the $1 billion mark on Christmas Day. At 11 days, it would be the second-fastest to hit that milestone (behind 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” at five days and tied with 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War”). It would also be the first theatrical release of the pandemic to join the billion-dollar club — even without China, the largest box office market in the world.
Word has it that Sony is also planning to push for an Oscar nomination in the Best Picture category. The film has received favorable reviews from critics and fans alike.
Moreover, No Way Home landed a 94% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, which is better than Belfast (86%), King Richard (91%), Licorice Pizza (92%) or West Side Story (94%), among other Oscar hopefuls.
The idea of a superhero or comic book movie taking an award at the Oscars isn’t unheard of, as 2004’s Spider-Man 2 took home Best Achievement in Visual Effects. The first film was also nominated in multiple categories. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse also won in the Best Animated Feature Film category.