It’s official: Sony and Marvel have an absolutely massive hit with Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third Tom Holland-led Spidey film in the MCU.
No Way Home has crossed $US1 billion in worldwide box office receipts, making it the first film to do so since the pandemic broke. At the time of writing, Box Office Mojo has the picture at $US1.054 billion, and counting.
The film passed the financial milestone in around 12 days of release, placing it behind just Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War (which passed the mark in 5 days and 11 days respectively) and alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens (also 12 days) in the list of the fastest billion-dollar passers in movie history.
It’s clear that Sony needs to continue its hold on all things Spider-Man, as No Way Home has become the studio’s second-highest-grossing film ever behind previous Spidey film, Far from Home ($US1.13 billion). Expect No Way Home to become their biggest film ever in just a few more days.
No Way Home‘s impressive and oh-so quick draw easily places it as the most successful film of 2021, with Chinese film The Battle at Lake Changjin and James Bond film No Time to Die following with $US902 million and $US774 million worldwide respectively.
It’s also important to note that No Way Home has raked in over $US1 billion without being released in China, the world’s biggest filmgoing market that usually has the capacity to boost the Hollywood tentpoles allowed in. Marvel juggernaut Avengers: Endgame, for example, saw a whopping $US629 million of its $US2.7 billion in earnings come from China alone. No China release date as of yet for No Way Home; if it gets one, this film has the potential to shake up the all-time box office top 10.
And it’s not just financial success. No Way Home has scored immensely with critics and audiences alike. On IMDb, with over 281 thousand votes, No Way Home currently has a score of 8.9, putting it (at the time of writing) at #13 on the online database’s list of highest-rated films of all time. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently has 93% score with critics and a 98% score with audiences.