Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first film in the COVID pandemic era to gross $1 billion

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first film in the COVID pandemic era to gross $1 billion

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  • The film is the first to make $1 billion at the box office worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It took 12 days to accomplish this.
  • Behind Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million) also had the third-best opening ever.

The film Spider-Man: No Way Home has achieved a significant milestone!

According to CNN Business, the film is the first to make $1 billion at the box office worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It took 12 days to accomplish this.

Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third-fastest film to reach the billion-dollar mark: Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War both did so in five and eleven days, respectively, in 2019.

The most recent film to gross $1 billion at the box office was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released in December 2019. Many countries began shutting down in the months after the film’s release due to COVID-19.

Spider-Man: No Way Home earned $253 million in its first weekend in theatres, making it the most successful opening weekend for a film in 2021.

Behind Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million) also had the third-best opening ever.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first film in the COVID pandemic era to gross $1 billion

“This weekend’s historic Spider-Man: No Way Home results, from all over the world and in the face of many hurdles, reaffirm the unrivaled cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve,” said Tom Rothman, chairman, and CEO of Sony Pictures.

“Everyone at Sony Pictures is incredibly grateful to the incredible talent who worked on this film, both in front of and behind the camera,” Rothman said.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third installment in the franchise, and it follows Tom Holland’s Peter Parker as he navigates the world after his superhero identity is revealed. 

With the help of Dr. Strange (Cumberbatch), Parker attempts to alter the course of history, but the two-run into a major snag when they accidentally open up the multiverse, allowing villains from alternate realities to pursue Parker.

In an interview with PEOPLE earlier this month, Holland, 25, said of playing the character, “I’ve loved every minute of it.” “I’m grateful to Marvel and Sony for giving us a chance, keeping us on, and allowing our characters to develop. It’s been incredible.”

“That’s why I don’t want to say goodbye to Spider-Man,” he continued, “but I think we’re ready to say goodbye to Spider-Man.”

The film Spider-Man: No Way Home is now in theatres.

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