Marvel’s Spider-Man is coming back! The Tom Holland-led Spider-Man: Now Way Home hits theaters on Friday and it’s set to make $150 million in its box office debut, as Variety reported.
The film’s distributor Sony Pictures predicts that it will earn a three-day tally closer to $130 million. And some box office prognosticators are expecting it to earn near $175 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home could be the first pandemic-era movie to gross $100 million in a single weekend. Only one film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, has come close to hitting that figure, with $90 million domestically.
The movie could be the biggest debut since 2019 and the best start for Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy after 2017’s Homecoming opened at $117 million and 2019’s Far From Home made $92 million. 2007’s Spider-Man 3 starring Tobey Maguire opened at $151 million, making it the biggest Spider-Man opening weekend in history.
Globally, Homecoming grossed $880 million and Far From Home reached $1 billion.
The third chapter in Holland’s trilogy is directed by Jon Watts and it takes place after Peter Parker’s identity is revealed to the world. Parker, desperate for a new normal, asks for Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) help and he winds up in a multiverse, which has tons of villains from past timelines. The villains include Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Otto Octavius.