‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Shatters Pandemic Expectations

  • In addition to becoming the third highest-grossing Christmas film in history, Spider-Man: No Way Home has accomplished something even more important to theater owners: It’s given them hope that people haven’t stopped going out to see movies after all.
  • The latest Marvel film raked in a lofty $81.5 million over the holiday weekend, putting it on track to clear $1 billion. That hasn’t happened since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did it in 2019. It’s also more money that the top 20 movies of the year earned — combined.
  • Next up from Marvel: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, due in May 2022.