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No Way Home’ had second-highest domestic box office opening

Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” outpaced Sunday box office estimates to turn out to be the second-highest domestic opening of all time.

While Sony initially anticipated the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick would tally $253 million throughout its first weekend in theaters, the movie topped $260 million. In doing so, “No Way Home” surpassed the $257 million haul made by “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018.

“Avengers: Endgame” stays the the highest-grossing domestic movie opening of all time with $357.1 million, in accordance with knowledge from Comscore.

The tally was so robust, Spider-Man’s weekend haul is greater than the overall domestic gross of any film launched throughout the pandemic, Comscore knowledge reveals.

“At every turn, this movie just keeps swinging above expectations,” stated Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It’s a remarkable achievement for any time and, even more so, during the pandemic.”

Audiences flocked to theaters early this weekend to catch “No Way Home” earlier than potential spoilers could possibly be leaked on-line,¬†resulting in $121.5 million in ticket gross sales on Friday, together with¬†$50 million from Thursday evening preview The movie added $73.9 million in gross sales on Saturday and rang up $64.1 million on the box office on Sunday, Sony stated.

“It’s likely that the massive press coverage for the incredible, record-smashing performance of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ caused a bigger than expected Sunday haul,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “This demonstrates why the reporting of weekend figures on Sunday is so important to studios.”

Box office analysts count on audiences to return to theaters to see the film a number of occasions, as was the case with “Endgame.” It’s additionally anticipated to take pleasure in stable ticket gross sales over the following few weeks.

“Even with omicron concerns in play right now, there is a clear runway for a strong run through the holidays pending any extreme developments,” Robbins stated. “Word of mouth is through the roof. Moviegoers are embracing this event film and the theatrical experience driving it.”

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