Spiderman No Way Home Shatters Pandemic Box Office Record

Issue 102

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the latest installment in the web-slinging hero’s franchise, opened to a record-setting $253 million at the box office this weekend, a result considered all but impossible since Covid-19 cratered the world-wide theatrical industry more than 18 months ago.

The debut weekend would be a smash success in normal times. In a pandemic, the entertainment industry received it as a box-office miracle. In one weekend, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” took in more in the U.S. than any movie has in its entirety since Covid-19 spread across the country. Its $253 million domestic debut is the third-highest of all time, behind only 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” ($357 million) and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” ($258 million).

Source: Wall Street Journal