‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Set to Join the $1 Billion Club on Christmas Day
Already breaking the record for the second-biggest opening of all time, and eclipsing $587 Million globally during its opening weekend, it is fair to say that Spider-Man: No Way Home has firmly established itself as one of the most successful Marvel films of all time.
Second only to Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: No Way Home has reached a stratosphere that is frankly unheard of.
The big difference between Spider-Man: No Way Home and every film that it was competing against is that it was released into a market still bouncing back from the effects of a global pandemic, with climbing cases due to the Omicron variant strain causing its own share of setbacks.
Spider-Man: No Way Home becomes the first film of the pandemic to join the esteemed and rarefied $1 billion club, achieving the status in only 11 days. The third Spider-Man movie also lays claim to being the second-fastest film to achieve the mark (second only too- you guessed it- Avengers: Endgame).
With Spider-Man: No Way Home set to join the $1 billion club on Christmas day, the film’s release amidst a pandemic isn’t the only obstacle placed in the film’s way: there is also the lack of a Chinese market that could skew the financial success of the film.
China has earned a reputation as the world’s biggest film market, and with Marvel’s continued struggle against Chinese censorship, the film has yet to release there. However, what would be a death sentence to almost any other blockbuster film, has not been a problem for Marvel: the MCU has been thriving despite the omission.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was clearly one of the greatest Peter Parker stories ever told on film, and all of its success is a byproduct of our cultural love and adoration for this incredible character, and the greatest comic book creation of all time.