“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Nets Third Biggest Opening of All Time

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

Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2021 and it managed to exceed everyone’s wildest expectations. The latest installment in the MCU scored the third biggest box office opening of all time with a $587.2 million debut.

No Way Home netted $253 million in the United States and Canada, an additional $334.2 million in other territories. Its worldwide total places it right behind Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and the domestic total is close to surpassing Infinity War.

Sony’s chairman and CEO Tom Rothman said that No Way Home’s box office performance reaffirms the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have, even in the face of many challenges.

“All of us at Sony Pictures, are deeply grateful to the fabulous talent, both in front of and behind the camera, that produced such a landmark film. Thanks to their brilliant work, this Christmas everyone can enjoy the big screen gift of 2021’s mightiest Super Hero,” said Rothman in a statement.

Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters on December 17. It sees Tom Holland’s Peter Parker deal with the aftermath of his secret alter-ego as Spider-Man being revealed to the entire world with the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).