‘No Way Home’ Set to Flatten ‘355’ Over the Weekend Box Office


Spider-Man: No Way Home will keep trouncing its competition at the domestic box office well into the new year. Though Universal’s female ‘Jason Bourne’ wannabe The 355, the first major release of 2022, is opening nationwide, Spidey will have no trouble staying atop the charts in its fourth weekend of release.


Over the weekend, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is expected to add another $25 million to $27 million to its domestic tally. To date, the Sony Pictures movie has generated $627 million in North America, pushing past “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($620 million) and “The Avengers” ($623 million) become the eighth-highest grossing film ever at the domestic box office.



At this rate, the Marvel web-slinging epic is poised to soon take down spots six and seven, “Titanic” ($659 million) and “Jurassic World” ($652 million). It’ll be a testament to “Spider-Man: No Way Home’s” staying power if it’s able to dethrone the No. 5 slot, which belongs to “Avengers: Infinity War” with $678 million.


Globally, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has amassed a mammoth $1.37 billion, recently eclipsing 2018’s “Black Panther” ($1.34 billion) to cement its place as the 12th biggest film in history.


This news has likely been comforting, at least for traditional studios and film operators, for a COVID-era blockbuster to cement all-time box office records.


via Variety



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