‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Tops Box Office in Seventh Weekend, Exceeds Projections Amidst Winter Weather
With no end in sight, it appears as though Spider-man: No Way Home tops the box office in its seventh weekend; exceeding many projections amidst the winter weather invading much of the country.
Spider-Man truly appears to be unstoppable.
Despite one week spent in second place to the newly debuting revamp of the iconic horror series, Scream, the MCU has once again stood upon the mountaintop as Spider-Man: No Way Home completed its seventh weekend topping the box office.
The freezing winter weather that many experts projected to hinder the film’s continued reign didn’t stand a chance against the three iconic Spider-Man returns, as the film added another $11 Million to its domestic box office total to bring the film to an astounding $735.9 Million.
The movie is inching ever closer to Avatar’s $760.5 Million, Spider-Man: No Way Home has now firmly established itself as the fourth highest-grossing film at the domestic box office ever.
Let’s put that statistic into context though, shall we?
What is perhaps so easily overlooked for the MCU epic is that it was released amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic, a reality that has nearly crippled the theater industry as an entity for the last two years.
No film of the past two years had ever been able to surpass $100 Million in its opening weekend, let alone reach the $1 Billion global benchmark that Spider-Man: No Way Home has already surpassed.
The closest pandemic era release of the highest-grossing domestic box office list would be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; whose $224.5 Million is more than doubled of what Spider-Man: No Way Home has achieved in just over a month in theaters.
Yet, as Spider-Man: No Way Home tops the box office in its seventh weekend, one has to question how long the latest MCU installment can go unchallenged?
The answer is unknowable, but it is entirely feasible for the latest film in the MCU’s Spider-Man saga to continue up the list of the greatest performers at the domestic box office.