Tom Holland’s latest superhero film, Spider-Man: No Way Home has now earned over $800M worldwide, definitively making it the highest-grossing Hollywood film of the year.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, the film industry had to rethink the way it calculated success. Many films opted to release on streaming platforms instead of risking a theatrical debut while others opted to delay their release. The pandemic contained into 2021 and kept people away from theaters but the year has not been without its success stories.
Throughout the year F9: The Fast Saga earned over $726M worldwide with No Time to Die topping it, earning over $774M. While these numbers are far lower than what their predecessors some believe it indicates that movie theaters are making a comeback. Now the box office numbers of Spider-Man: No Way Home seem to support this.
From the start, it was clear that Spider-Man: No Way Home was going to earn a ton of cash. The film was projected to earn over $150M on its debut. That number turned out to be a huge underestimate as the film ended up earning over $253M in its debut, beating out Avengers: Infinity War. Now the film could soon very well be the highest-grossing film of the year.
According to a new report, Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s Wednesday estimates puts the film’s box office numbers well past $800M with $813.9M. This puts it well ahead of No Time to Die making it the highest-grossing Hollywood film of the year. It also puts it in range to top the Chinese-produced Hi, Mom‘s $822M and The Battle at Lake Changjin‘s $902M. Time will tell if the Spider-Man film manages to surpass them.
Here is the synopsis for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home:
“For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.”
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, No Way Home stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx, Thomas Haden Church, Rhys Ifans, Charlie Cox, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
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