Spider-Man: No Way Home Lives Up to the Hype at the Box Office
Sometimes, reality lives up to the hype. Plenty of people have had plenty to say about Spider-Man: No Way Home. Leaks, rumors, and spoilers began spilling out of every corner of the internet as soon as Spider-Man: Far From Home, the second film in the Tom Holland-helmed trilogy, hit theaters in 2018.
Then, after the release of the No Way Home trailer in August, came the onslaught of questions: Will Spider-Man spin his way into a multiverse of superheroes? Will Spider-Mans of yore show up to Tom Holland’s graduation party? Are people sick of the MCU? Will the pandemic crush the blockbuster?
Finally, when the reviews started rolling in earlier this month, the hype became unbearable. The final film in the latest iteration of the Spider-Man series has received nearly universal praise. But that’s just from the critics, and everybody knows they don’t count. What about the people? How will they feel about 2021’s most-hyped movie?
Well, the numbers are finally in and they confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt: No Way Home lives up to the hype. Since swinging into theaters on Thursday, the movie, which was directed by Jon Watts, has collected over 121.5 million at the box office. That is the second-best opening-day haul ever, and only slightly behind its MCU colleague Avengers Endgame which did 157.4 million back in 2019. Factor in that No Way Home hit theaters in the middle of a new pandemic surge and the numbers become truly mind-blowing.
Now No Way Home is on track to do over $245 million before the end of the weekend. If it hits that number it will once again join the Avengers: Endgame and Avengers:Infinity War in having one of the top three highest opening weekends of all time.
If you haven’t seen No Way Home yet, what are you waiting for? If your answer is for the Omicron variant to calm down, we understand. But just know, it’s going to be a while before one of the best Spider-Man movies of all time is available to stream.
From: Esquire US