Spider-Man: No Way Home is breaking box office records despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The Tom Holland starring Marvel movie is on track to gross a whopping $666.5M by the end of the weekend, which will make it the sixth-highest earning movie of all time.
Moreover, the numbers place the movie ahead of 1997’s blockbuster disaster movie Titanic, which grossed $659.3M at the North American box office. Recently as Deadline reported Spider-Man’s staggering numbers, with a source telling the outlet, “It’s an anomaly at the pandemic box office.” The movie has raked in roughly $30M a weekend since its December 17 release, and 54.4M tickets have been sold in the United States and Canada as the Daily Mail reported.
In addition to outstripping James Cameron’s Titanic in its fourth weekend, Spider-Man: No Way Home has also done better than most of the fan-favorite Star Wars franchise movies, all of which enjoyed Christmas-time releases. Also, titles including The Last Jedi, Rogue One, and The Rise of Skywalker hovered around the $20M mark per weekend in pre-COVID times. However, streaming numbers are also likely to add to Spider-Man’s reign.
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Titanic has the distinction of being the first movie to reach the billion-dollar mark at the global box office after it enjoyed an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion. While Spider-Man continued to fly high, the Jessica Chastain–starring action film The 355 has grossed just a paltry $4.3M for a third-place finish. The movie currently has an unfortunate 26 percent rotten rating among critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes.
However, Spider-Man: No Way Home has already become Sony’s top-grossing domestic movie ever as the movie grossed $19.7 million on Christmas Eve. The blockbuster finished the first Friday of release with $405.5 million in domestic sales and is on its way to crossing the $1 billion thresholds at the global box office.