Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios executives must be having a particularly joyous holiday, as their latest Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has managed to earn over $1 billion at the global box office.
As noted by entertainment outlets such as Deadline, this is a tremendous feat, being that the industry remains affected by the ongoing pandemic, which has prompted even some of the biggest superhero fans to stay home. What’s also notable is that Spider-Man: No Way Home managed to make $1 billion globally in just 12 days, making it the third-fastest ever to do so behind Avengers: Endgame (five days) and Avengers: Infinity War (11 days).
“The amazingly-reviewed Tom Holland/Zendaya/Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer added $121.4M at the international box office this weekend, including $3.5M from new opener Thailand,” Deadline noted. “This lifts the offshore cume in 61 overseas markets to $587.1M for the No. 5 spot of the year overseas. The drop over the Christmas frame was 57%, and there’s plenty of runway ahead globally, along with Japan which releases on January 7. The domestic cume is $467.3M.”
“No Way Home is tracking ahead of Spider-Man: Far From Home by 51% and Spider-Man: Homecoming by 99% for the same group of markets at current exchange rates.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home’s stunning box office performance can largely be owed to its exciting cast, which includes an assortment of modern heroes, old favorites, and past villains. Marvel Studios’ next major hit will likely be Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to premiere on May 6, 2022.