Fan Pleasing ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Shattering Box Office Records


 

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” blew the doors off the box office, earning a massive $50 million in Thursday previews.

 

From Variety

The Sony Pictures release is on pace to pull in $150 million over its opening weekend, setting a new high-water mark for blockbusters during the COVID era. Of course, those numbers could be depressed due to rising cases of the virus and the emergence of a new and troubling variant — Omicron is currently leading to the closures of restaurants and live theater in major cities such as New York City.

If projections hold, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will be the first pandemic-era movie to cross $100 million in a single weekend. Only one other film, Sony’s comic book sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” has come close to hitting that benchmark, with initial revenues at a still-impressive $90 million domestically.

The result is the third highest preview gross of all-time, tripling that of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the highest grossing “Spider-Man” in terms of previews at $15.4 million.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” pulls out all the stops. The film brings together villains from several previous Spidey outings, including ones that made hell for past web-spinners Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Tom Holland is the third actor to don Spider-Man’s spandex. 

 

The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with a massive response from the audience in less than 24 hours.

 

 

 

Non-certified film reviewer John Nolte at Breitbart had the following theory about why the movie is such an immediate success:

 

Spider-Man: No Way Home is about to make fools out of every fake entertainment “journalist” who’s blamed all these woketard flops on the China Flu pandemic. Not only was my 4 p.m. screening packed to the rafters, not only did the audience explode into applause at least a half-dozen times (word of mouth is going to propel this sucker into outer space), but after it was over, the theater lobby was packed, unlike anything I’ve seen since Avengers: Endgame.

Newsflash: If you make a decent movie that seeks to entertain and move — instead of lecture and shame — we will show up. Spider-Man: No Way Home does precisely that. You will not only have a great time at the movies again, but there’s no gay, transsexual, or racial nonsense. This movie is about only one thing: Delivering the goods.

 

 

Nolte adds that his 4:00pm showing was packed and thrilled, and insists we all see this one in the cinemas. Then he compares it to the dud that was Spielberg’s latest flop, West Side Story.

 

Hell, No Way Home will probably make more money on its opening night — one night — than the woketard West Side Story will throughout its entire run.

Lol.

All this talk about how moviegoing is dead simply isn’t true. Americans want to fall in love with the movies again. We want to laugh and cheer with each other again. The shared experience of a movie theater is irreplaceable. We are dying to return to the movies, but not if it means being insulted and shamed, or creeped out by sexual deviancy, or worried about having to explain to our children why two hairy guys just exchanged body fluids.

You want our business? Stop with the propaganda. Return to making art. 

 

He’s right. No Way Home‘s success proves that moviegoing isn’t dead, although the industry has nearly killed it with identity politics and woke lecturing. Thankfully, the latest MCU joint with Sony avoids all of that and could invigorate the cinema business post-COVID. Let’s hope that Hollywood is paying attention and learns this important lesson. Stop lecturing, and start entertaining us again.


Karina Smitt

I'm not as much of a "CoMiCs NeEd MoAr DiVeRsItY & iNcLuSiOn" advocate as my girlfriend often is, but we both love funny books, crispy bacon, straight bourbon and hip hop. Add yet, we never vote the same, so we cancel each other out... and that works perfectly in my book!

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