Spider-Man: No Way Home Setting Box Office Record

By Douglas Helm | 40 seconds ago

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There aren’t many guarantees when it comes to the movie industry, but there’s one thing you can almost always count on — Marvel movies make the big bucks. While almost every Marvel movie performs extremely well, Spider-Man: No Way Home is shaping up to be an especially big hit. In fact, the movie, co-produced and financed by Sony, could be Sony’s biggest domestic movie opening ever.

As of now, Spider-Man: No Way Home is projected to open at anywhere between $130-200 million in the US and Canada. Sony’s previous biggest opening, 2007‘s Spider-Man 3, could potentially be dethroned. Spider-Man 3 nabbed them a $151.1 million opening when it was released. The high projection numbers for No Way Home are due to record-breaking ticket presales.

Spider-Man: No Way Home also has the potential to become a top-five opening weekend for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large. It would have to reach the top of its projected range, but breaking $192.27 million would put it above Avengers: Age of Ultron at number five. To get the number four slot and replace Black Panther, it would have to top $202 million. Netting over $207.44 million would dethrone the first Avengers film. It does seem pretty unlikely that it could take out the top two, Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million) and Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million). Still, for a movie being released amidst a pandemic, there’s no way that anyone involved will be unhappy with these numbers. Speculation indicates it might be the first movie to cross the $1 billion threshold since the pandemic hit.

If they weren’t happy already, Sony has to be pretty ecstatic about the deal they made with Marvel to share Spidey’s rights. Sony has had the movie rights to the Spider-Man character since 1999. Since then, their success with the character has varied wildly. They struck gold, commercially and critically, with the trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. Their second set of movies starring Andrew Garfield wasn’t met with as much enthusiasm, which might have led to their decision to make a deal with the Disney-owned Marvel. Spider-Man: No Way Home marks their sixth collaboration with Tom Holland’s Spidey after he first appeared in Captain America: Civil War.

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In this third entry of the Tom Holland-starring trilogy, Spider-Man is dealing with his identity being revealed to the world. When he turns to Doctor Strange for help, the multiverse is opened up and we see the return of villains Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and Electro (Jamie Foxx). These characters were first featured in Sony’s other Spider-Man movies, so speculation is running rampant that Tobey Macguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the characters will show up at some point. In short, there’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a Spider-Man fan.

Spider-Man: No Way Home was funded primarily by Sony, with Disney committing 25% of the overall budget. The film is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Zendaya as MJ, Jacob Batalon as Ned, and Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Doctor Strange. Spider-Man: No Way Home releases on December 17th.