“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” starring Tom Holland in his third Spider-Man movie in the Sony and Marvel franchise, grossed $ 50 million in its preview screenings that began at 3pm Thursday on 3,767 screens, which is the third highest. All time preview opening. It opens widely and exclusively in theaters on approximately 4,325 screens this weekend.
The film broke several records, even tripling the debut of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” as it is also Sony Pictures’ biggest premiere and second-highest trailer for December. And its $ 50 million includes all IMAX and PLF displays, of which $ 10.1 million comes from Imax displays. For Imax, that was also the third highest national preview opening ever.
And “No Way Home” ranks only behind “Avengers: Endgame,” which generated $ 60 million in previews ($ 357.1 million in 3 days), and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which earned $ 57 million ( $ 247.9 million). “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” now slides into fourth place with its $ 45 million ($ 220 million) preview.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” appears to be the biggest movie of the year and of the pandemic, and has matched that buzz and excitement with presales that are not only the biggest of the year, but are also the best-selling view. preview of any movie since “Avengers: Endgame,” according to Fandango. And Cinemark even jumped the gun before the box office figures were released and said the movie had the the best opening night of the chain of theaters of all time.
But while the studio has pinned “No Way Home” at a $ 130 million opening weekend start, trackers believe it could easily go as high as $ 150 million, if not swing further. It has a budget of $ 200 million.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” in July 2017 earned $ 15.4 million from its trailers and opened with $ 117 million domestically, while the follow-up film “Spider-Man: Far From Home” had the Tuesday’s biggest opening before its July 4 Opening in 2019, bringing in $ 39.2 million, though it opened at $ 92.5 million in three days. But for some other compositions, “Avengers: Infinity War” made $ 39 million and grossed $ 258 million during its three-day premiere, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” made $ 29 million in its trailers Thursday and continued. at an opening of $ 155 million.
However, none of those films were released during a pandemic, so a more pertinent composition might be Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which made $ 8.8 million at the box office Thursday and opened in $ 75 million. And Sony’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” this fall beat its predecessor and made $ 11.6 million Thursday before a $ 90 million opening.
And while pre-sales are high, it remains to be seen whether the public will be eager to come walk-in with the threat of the COVID variant of Omicron looming. The good news is that “No Way Home” has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score and opens the weekend before Christmas with the expectation that it will perform well over the holidays.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” picks up where “Far From Home” left off, with Peter Parker’s secret Spider-Man identity revealed to the world and with his former enemy Mysterio framing Parker for his death. Without privacy, Peter turns to Doctor Strange to cast a spell that will restore his secret, but the spell goes awry and opens portals to the multiverse and other universes in which some of Spider-Man’s greatest enemies in other universes are dumped into this. world.
Jon Watts is returning to direct the film, which was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, based on the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comics. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producers and Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, JoAnn Perritano, Rachel O’Connor, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are executive producers. The film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau with Marisa Tomei.