Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Domestic Box Office Just Beat Avatar

According to early industry estimates this morning, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has beat the $760.5M take of James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi spectacle Avatar to become the third highest grossing movie at the domestic box office with an estimated running total of $760.9M. This feat comes after a solid $1.6M Valentine’s Day haul for the Jon Watts-directed, Tom Holland-Zendaya-Benedict Cumberbatch starring movie at 3,300 theaters. Sony has yet to make the record official this morning.


Spider-Man: No Way Home accomplishes the feat in 60 days of release at the box office, in the midst of its 9th week of release, off a pure theatrical window. It took Avatar roughly nine months of release (getting it to $749.7M per Box Office Mojo), plus an additional 2010 re-release ($10.7M) to get the movie at $760.5M. China even re-released Avatar last year in a strange bid to push the film over Endgame’s box office, but that only boosted its global take, not domestic. Spider-Man has also done well globally without China’s box office.


Spider-Man: No Way Home has held the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for six out of its nine weekends of release. That’s the second most No. 1 weekends for a movie released in the millennium after Avatar which owns seven No. 1 weekends. Spider-Man: No Way Home is part of a group of films that include the original Return of the Jedi, The Fugitive, Rain Man, Rocky IV and Terms of Endearment — all of which ranked No. 1 for six weekends during their theatrical run.


Avatar continues to remain the highest grossing movie of all-time at the global box office with $2.84 billion, ahead of Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame ($2.79 billion) in second. Spider-Man: No Way Home remains the 6th highest grossing title worldwide with a running total of $1.8 billion.


via Deadline



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