Spider-Man: No Way Home: Third Largest Domestic Opening of All Time

The Hollywood Reporter and others are posting about Spidey’s Star Wars-level opening…

For those of us who haven’t yet seen the film (whether because of COVID shutdowns or, um, real-life), the news that Spider-Man: No Way Home registered a seismic-level opening during premiere weekend is no shock.

Nobody will stop talking about it (or refrain from spoilers). However, I digress. The story here is the headline for The Hollywood Reporter:

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Soars to Record $253M U.S. Opening, $587M Globally

Pamela McClintock posted:

Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home spun a record-breaking web in its box office debut, grossing $253 million from 4,336 theaters to secure the third-biggest domestic opening of all time…

McClintock added, “Overseas… the movie also made history, grossing $334.2 million for a global total of $587.2 million (without China).

BTW, McClintock added, “That’s the No. 3 global opening ever, not adjusted for inflation.”

Meanwhile, Forbes’ Hollywood analyst Scott Mendelson wrote, “Spider-Man: No Way Home did whatever a spider could and just demolished any preconceived notions about how much a major theatrical blockbuster could gross in these pandemic-era times… exactly on par with the mid-December debuts of The Force Awakens ($247 million from a $119 million Friday), Rogue One ($155 million/$75 million), The Last Jedi ($220 million/$105 million) and The Rise of Skywalker ($177 million/$90 million).

“In just a weekend, it’s already the biggest-grossing domestic earner since Rise of Skywalker ($515 million) two years ago.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home currently owns a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer” with an accompanying 99% audience score.

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A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern University, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for before the Boston Bruins 2006-07 NHL hockey season. While with the Black & Gold, “^BISH” traveled North America and Europe to cover the team's every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, "Bygone Boston" and "Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins," John also covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the Bs 2011 Stanley Cup championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.

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