Following the second-biggest opening day ever, Spider-Man: No Way Home had the third biggest opening weekend ever.
Combined with its $50M in previews on Thursday, Spider-Man: No Way Home took in $121.5 million on its opening day, making it the second-biggest single days at the domestic box office. First place belongs to Avengers:Endgame with $157.46 million, and third place belongs to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $119.11 million.
Sony Pictures projected a weekend gross of $242 million in the U.S., but the final number came in at $253M. The current top five highest opening weekends are:
- Avengers: Endgame – $357.11 million
- Avengers: Infinity War – $257.69 million
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – $253 million
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $247.96 million
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $220 million
Jurassic World was knocked out of the top five by this weekend.
The estimated debuts for Spider-Man: No Way Home around the globe include:
- U.K. – $41.4M
- Mexico – $32.4M
- S Korea – $23.7M
- Australia – $18.7M
- India – $18.2M
- Brazil – $17.9M
- France – $17.8M
- Russia – $17.4M
- Italy – $13.0M
- Germany – $11.4M
- Spain – $10.4M
This led to a global opening weekend of $587.2M, the third-highest of all time, and the second-highest for a film without a release in China.
Movie theaters have continued to struggle throughout the pandemic, and all it took was a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to show some hope.