Spider-Man: No Way Home continues to shatter records. Eight weeks into its limited theatrical run, the latest Spider-Man film continues to create box office history. Even eight weekends later, the movie is still going strong.
The Sony and Marvel superhero blockbuster has surpassed the initial run of Avatar at the domestic box office. It’s now the third-highest grossing film of all time, not adjusted for inflation. By Tuesday, the film should have reached the goal.
No Way Home made another $9.6 million over the weekend, bringing its total to $749 million, only $1 million short of James Cameron’s Avatar’s initial domestic gross of $749.8 million, not adjusted for inflation.
With $760.5 million in domestic earnings, including earnings from later rereleases, Avatar is the third highest-grossing picture of all time. No Way Home is expected to gross in excess of $760 million, but there are no certainties.
No Way Home, on the other hand, doesn’t stand a chance against Avatar on a global scale. Avatar is still the highest-grossing film of all time, with $2.84 billion in worldwide box office receipts. It was overshadowed for a time by Avengers: Endgame, until it was rereleased in China in March 2021.
Overseas, No Way Home has grossed over $1.02 billion for a worldwide total of $1.77 billion, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of all time, not adjusted for inflation. The achievement is all the more astounding given that the superhero film has yet to be released in China, which is currently the world’s largest box office market.
Since its December premiere on the big screen, No Way Home has broken one record after another. On its way to becoming one of the most successful films of all time, the film is the first Hollywood tentpole to do pre-pandemic level business.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) is the highest-grossing film in the United States, followed by Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million), Avatar, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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