With the third-best opening weekend in cinema history, Spider-Man: No Way Home has flown into the stratosphere.
The picture, which debuted on December 17, serves as the center of multiple franchises at the same time. It is the third film in Tom Holland’s solo Spider-Man trilogy, as well as the eighth live-action Spider-Man film since the turn of the millennium across three different chronologies.
It is also the fourth film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the first to start a returning hero without being a prequel).
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No Way Home also pays a great deal of respect to Spider-past Man’s versions. The plot continues up with Peter Parker after his secret identity has been revealed to the world, and follows him as he asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, taking his place as Spider-Man) to cast a spell that will prevent the incident from occurring.
That spell will fail, forcing him to battle villains from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movie, such as Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman, Lizard, and Electro.
The box office for Spider-Man: No Way Home is now expected to gross a massive $253 million in its first weekend. It now has the third-best domestic opening weekend in history, after only Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes on the heels of the announcement that Spider-Man had the second-highest domestic opening day of all time, trailing only Avengers: Endgame.
No Way Home has already grossed more money in the United States in just one weekend than The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did in its entire domestic run of $202 million. It’s also approaching The Amazing Spider-$262 Man’s million domestic total. It also outperforms the franchise’s previous greatest opening weekend ($151.1 million for Spider-Man 3) by a wide margin. No Way Home will be the most successful Spider-Man film by nearly $100 million if it doubles this number before the end of its run.