Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home turned out to be record-breaking in its box office debut, grossing $260 million from 4,336 theaters to secure the second-biggest domestic opening of all-time at the box office despite the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Monday’s final number of $260 million came in ahead of Sunday’s estimate of $253 million to supplant Avengers: Infinity War as the No. 2 launch ever, not adjusted for inflation.
Particularly in Europe, the movie also made history, grossing $340.8 million — likewise an uptick over Sunday’s estimate of $334.2 million — for a revised global total of $600.8 million. That’s the No. 3 global opening ever. In the COVID-19 era, No Way Home is the first film to zoom past $100 million in its domestic launch. There’s more: The tentpole has already earned more than any pandemic-era release has grossed in its entire run domestically, a list topped by Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($224.5 million).
Director Jon’s film combines three generations of Spider-Man movies and includes previous villain actors Willem Dafoe (2002’s Spider-Man), Alfred Molina (2004’s Spider-Man 2), and Jamie Foxx (2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Also, starring Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, and Benedict Wong.