‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ becomes second-biggest box office opener ever

Marvel's latest comic book epic has smashed records over its opening weekend, ensnaring a surprising $357.1 million.


“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), snared a record-breaking opening weekend at the domestic box office this weekend by ensnaring $260 million, Sony said Monday.

“Avengers: Endgame,” which raked in $357.1 million its opening weekend, making it one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, tops this latest chapter for the MCU.

“No Way Home” has now swung past “Avengers: Infinity War,” which garnered $257 million in 2018, making Spider-Man the second highest opening weekend in box office history while knocking “Infinity War” down to third place.

According to Box Office Mojo, by IMDb, the MCU now holds the top three positions in all of box office history.

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Angourie Rice, among others. The highly-anticipated movie swung into theaters on Dec. 17, 2021.

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