No Way Home Now 10th film to cross $1 billion overseas
Last weekend, Marvel Studios and Sony Spider-Man: No Coming Home reached a whole new height, officially crossing the $1 billion mark at international box offices overseas. The much-discussed movie has grossed an estimated $1.003 billion, with more likely on the way in the weeks and months to come.
This achievement makes Spider-Man: No Coming Home the 10th film to break the $1 billion mark overseas. The feat certainly has Marvel Studios and Sony excited, but the tea leaves invariably seemed to point to this development. The movie hit theaters on December 17 and became the first $1 billion movie in the country since 2019. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The web superhero broke that fantasy mark domestically after just 12 days in theaters, stemming from audiences’ enthusiasm for the adventure despite the looming threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The movie is starting to tour overseas, and it’s clear it still has plenty of gas left in the tank.
The $1.003 billion estimate brings the film’s worldwide earnings to $1.74 billion, making Spider-Man: No Coming Home the 6th highest grossing film of all time behind Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War. Over the weekend, the inauguration Spider-Man: No Coming Home earned $21.1 million at the international box office, which is incredible since the film has yet to be released in China. Major Hollywood projects struggled to enter the Chinese market last year and continue to remain in limbo. None of the movies, like Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, were banned by the government, but it’s unclear if the films will ever be released. Despite the absence of China, Spider-Man: No Coming Home continues to soar overseas, breaking records in other markets.
The sensational Spider-Man: No Coming Home became the highest-grossing superhero project in the UK, earning $120.1 million, making it the 6th highest-grossing film of all time in the UK. However, the train didn’t stop there for the Jon Watts-directed film, which became the highest-grossing superhero project of all time in 19 different territories. It’s hard to ignore the film’s impact and the growth it has accrued since its December release. Spider-Man: No Coming Home carries a special kind of magic that is difficult to replicate due to the generational bridge it forms. Fans of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire can reunite with those whose first experience with the beloved character began with the emergence of Tom Holland in the role. The numbers don’t lie and help to highlight the rewarding experience the film has generated for audiences around the world.
On a national level, Spider-Man: No Coming Home continues to do well despite unpredictable weather conditions in the East. Unfortunately, the box office was relatively slow in January, with little to offer audiences to collectively dive into. Scream was one of the biggest releases of the year so far, but his reign at the top was short-lived and supplanted by Spider-Man: No Coming Home within a week. Numerically, the web hero grossed $11 million domestically over the weekend, bringing his total to $735.9 million. The film currently occupies the 4th place behind the 3rd place Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time. Where this film will rest when all is said and done is unclear, but if audiences continue to flock to theaters, then even more history will be made before the final curtain closes.
There don’t seem to be any limits preventing Spider-Man: No Coming Home and its achievements, which one can only assume will continue to grow globally. Crossing $1 billion domestically and internationally is impressive, especially trying to navigate the looming coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the success of the Marvel Studios and Sony film continues to spark optimism for other projects on the horizon, which hope to achieve a similar level of success.
Spider-Man: No Coming Home is currently playing in theaters.
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