“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the grand finale in Marvel’s web-slinging trilogy, has crossed another major box office milestone, surpassing $800 million globally.
After 10 days on the big screen, the latest Spidey adventure has become the highest-grossing Hollywood movie of the year with $813.9 million worldwide. It passed MGM’s James Bond sequel “No Time to Die,” which grossed $774 million globally. Only two local Chinese movies — “The Battle at Lake Changjin” ($902 million) and “Hi, Mom” ($882 million) — have generated more than “No Way Home,” but the superhero epic looks to dethrone those titles in the coming week. At this pace, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will be the first pandemic-era movie to crush the $1 billion mark, an especially impressive feat considering the film isn’t playing in China.
At the domestic box office, the newest “Spider-Man” tale collected $27 million on Wednesday from 4,336 theaters, kicking off a busy holiday season with a bang. It brings the film’s six-day tally to $356.5 million, a massive result. Between Wednesday and Sunday, “No Way Home” could add as much as $160 million, which would push its North American haul past $450 million.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is steamrolling the box office at a time when several new movies are opening nationwide. After “No Way Home,” the battle for second place will come down to Universal’s animated musical comedy “Sing 2” and the Warner Bros. sci-fi sequel “Matrix Resurrections,” both of which opened on Wednesday.
“The Matrix” earned $6.4 million on Wednesday from 3,552 venues in North America, putting the film on pace to finish the weekend with $40 million to $50 million. At the higher end of that range, “Resurrections” would beat “Dune” ($41 million) to land the biggest debut for a Warner Bros. movie this year. Like the studio’s entire 2021 slate, the fourth “Matrix” installment is playing simultaneously on HBO Max.
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