Within three days of its release, Tom Holland-starrer ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ has already become the highest-grossing film of 2020 and 2021. The film, which also stars Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch, surpassed even the most optimistic estimates when it earned USD 253 million (Rs 1,927 crore) from 4,336 theaters in North America.
Reporting the development, ‘Variety’ said: “This was easily the best domestic opening weekend of any film in the time of the pandemic. Prior to this weekend, any other COVID-era film could clock over 100 million USD in a single weekend. Couldn’t even cross the dollar.
According to Variety, the biggest domestic debut was previously related to Sony’s comic book sequel, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, which earned US$90 million upon its initial release. In India, Spider-Man: No Way Home is giving tough competition to the domestic production of Pushpa: The Rise. The film collected Rs 32.67 crore on its opening day in India. It also recorded Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi’s opening box office collection of Rs 26.29 crore making it not only the biggest opener of the year but also the biggest opening day collection for a Hollywood film since 2019’s Avengers: Endgame in India. Did.
Overseas, the latest Spidey outing – and the 27th addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – has garnered US$334.2 million from 60 international markets for a global tally of US$587.2 million, making it the third-highest opening weekend worldwide. has gone.
It stands behind Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame”, which made its 2018 debut with a historical collection of US$357 million, and 2017’s “Avengers: Infinity War” (opening US$257 million) as the third-highest in history. Nice opening weekend. Counting “No Way Home”, only eight films have crossed $200 million in ticket sales in a single weekend.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home as Holland’s titular web-slinger after playing the character in 2017’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ as well as three Returns to Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies.
In the new film, with Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous enemies from other worlds emerge, prompting Peter to discover what it really means to be Spider-Man. The film also stars Zendaya as MJ, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.