Tom Holland Is Already Breaking Records With Spider-Man: No Way Home

By Erika Hanson | 2 months ago

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Even though Tom Holland won’t be slinging webs at the theatre for a little over another week, Spider-Man: No Way Home has had a busy past few weeks already breaking records and building up hype like nothing we’ve seen before. Last week, we reported tickets for the upcoming debut were selling on eBay at $25,000 a ticket. And if the extreme ticket resale prices aren’t bizarre enough, reports emerged of fans of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man turning to violence last week over presales in Mexico went viral. So to no one’s surprise, recent statistics from Deadline show extreme record-breaking box office numbers have already been reported.

With Spider-Man: No Way Home beginning offshore rollouts two days ahead of the film’s domestic debut on December 17th, the Tom Holland film has already set all-time records in multiple markets. This all happened within the first 24 hours of ticket sales–even causing some ticket websites to crash. Deadline even reported hearing of fans in these markets heading to their local cinema to wait indefinitely in lines when they couldn’t purchase them online. This is a testament that Star Wars fans can appreciate as a reminder of a time when fans camped out for days awaiting the ‘99 release of The Phantom Menace

As for statistics, No Way Home is already blowing the competition out of the water with presales. Mexico alone took in $7 million during the first 24 hours of sales. This new record beat out its predecessor, Avengers: Endgame, with a whopping 40% increase. Mexico wasn’t the only international market to boast record-breaking numbers for the upcoming Tom Holland film. Likewise, Brazil’s advances are 5% over Endgame at the same point, Poland is showing their best pre-sales since Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, Portugal and the UK passed No Time To Die’s total presales, and Australia and Turkey are both on par with Endgame’s sales. 

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In total, Spider-Man: No Way Home will be out in more than 90% of the overseas footprint through its debut weekend, excluding China. Without a premier in the world’s biggest box office market, many wonder if the exclusion will affect box office numbers. The Spider-Man exclusion from China is nothing new to Marvel, as none of the studio’s films this year have been released in the country. However, there is hope that the country may end up giving its residence there a fair share of Tom Holland, as reports from Variety claim that movie posters have been seen on the streets of China. 

While the international statistics have been breaking records, domestically, Tom Holland and crew have been smashing records as well. Domestically, Spider-Man: No Way Home broke first-day presale records for the pandemic on both the No.1 and No.3 circuits of AMC and Cinemark. However impressive the presale records proved to be, the figures still came in second to Endgame presales. The monumental sales for Spider-Man have clearly proven to be a sign of hope for a strained cinema industry ravaged by the pandemic. But even with the possible setbacks, there is no denying the force that Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon have brought to Marvel–and we are positive that first-day statistics will prove just as impressive as the pre-sale figures.