Spider-Man: No Way Home has officially been released in cinemas worldwide with a record-breaking Thursday screening.
The third installment of Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man franchise is swinging at an all-time high. The film opened with critical acclaim from critics and a resoundingly positive reaction from fans. Critics and fans are even calling it currently the best Spider-Man, and even Marvel, film of all time. That is a huge statement and even more bold considering it is coming from fans and critics. The film lived up to the hype, so it isn’t that surprising.
The hype and excitement for No Way Home were at an all-time high resulting in a huge opening box office from Thursday night screenings. The film made even more money than the Avengers: Infinity War opening screening and is just behind Avengers: Endgame‘s record. If these projections hold No Way Home could become one of the four biggest domestic box openings of all time, despite worries over the Omicron Variant.
According to box office projections, No Way Home is expected to make $220 Million Dollars this upcoming weekend, if not more. No Way Home will also be the first film during the Covid-19 Era to go past $100 Million Dollars in the box office domestically. To add to that impressive feat, No Way Home was able to become the third-biggest preview grossing of all time, behind Avengers: Endgame which made $60 Million Dollars and Star Wars: The Force Awakens which made $57 Million Dollars. No Way Home joins an elite group of box-office dominating films.
This is also a remarkable feat amid concerns about the new Covid Omicron Variant. Overseas the film is also doing well as No Way Home began launching in selected international markets midweek. An example is the impressive 7.6 million pounds (which converts to around $10.1 million dollars) in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday night. It is an even more impressive feat because
No Way Home beat out the recent James Bond film, No Time To Die, which was originally the biggest opening in Europe during the Covid-19 era. If all tracks well, the film is expected to gross about $300 million to $400 million dollars worldwide. But again it depends if the Omicron variant becomes a factor. Hopefully, Spidey’s inspiring message and heroic presence can make box office history.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his superhero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk.
When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is officially out now in theaters worldwide. The film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, J.B. Smoove, Benedict Wong, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx. The film is written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, along with cinematography by Mauro Flore and music by Michael Giacchino. No Way Home is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal and directed by Jon Watts.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter