“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Lands Third Biggest Global Box Office Opening

Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in
Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

After a lot of buzz, Spider-Man: No Way Home finally made it to the theaters, and it was totally worth the wait. Marvel fans hurled to see it as soon as it opened, and helped the latest installment in the MCU land the third biggest global box office debut of all time.

No Way Home opened in theaters on December 17 as a follow-up to 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. After his secret identity was revealed in the previous movie, Peter Parker enlists Doctor Strange for help, and he ends up breaking the multiverse open in the process.

Tom Holland and Benedict Cumberbatch reprised their roles from the previous MCU movies, alongside Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, and Marisa Tomei. Several villains from the previous Spider-Man movies also make a comeback, including Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina.

No Way Home scored a $587.2 million debut—the third biggest in history behind Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War. It’s close to crossing Infinity War’s domestic box office numbers, with $253 million grossed in the United States and Canada. It also earned $334.2 million in other territories.

No Way Home will be followed by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, set to premiere on May 6th, 2022. Thor: Love and Thunder and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are also set to hit the theaters next year.