‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Is Biggest Movie of the Year Worldwide

The box office prowess of Spider-Man: No Way Home knows no bounds.

The latest entry in the Tom Holland trilogy will become the biggest movie of the year worldwide on Friday Christmas Eve.

It’s set to cross the $1 billion mark on Christmas Day. At 11 days, it will be the second-fastest company to achieve this feat (after 2019’s Avengers: Endgame in five days and tied with 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War). It would also be the first theatrical release of the pandemic to join the billion dollar club — even without China, the world’s largest box office market.

“No Way Home” grossed $29.3 million domestically Thursday, bringing its seven-day gross to $385.8 million – the third highest seven-day gross ever, and the highest seven-day gross in the “Spider-Man” franchise, It is the second highest ever seven-day total for the month of December and for a superhero movie.

Thursday’s winnings is the third highest December Thursday total ever, and the highest Thursday for Sony, the “Spider-Man” franchise and for the superhero image.

Internationally, it brought in $32.2 million on Thursday, exceeding its total overseas sales to $490.2 million, while global revenue reached $876.0 million.

Meanwhile, “The Matrix Resurrections” pulled in $6.4 million Wednesday and $4.1 million Thursday from 3,552 North American locations with a combined total of $10.5 million over two days. 20 years after 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions, the sci-fi adventure is expected to end the weekend with between $40 million and $50 million. If it hits the upper end of estimates, “Resurrections” will beat “Dune” ($41 million) to become Warner Bros. Top opening of the year.

Another sequel, “Sing 2,” earned $8.1 million Wednesday and $7.5 million Thursday at 3,892 North American locations for a total of $15.6 million. Including ticket sales from Advance Thanksgiving Weekend Shows, it’s made $17.2 million so far. The family-friendly musical is on track to raise at least $40 million by Sunday.

In all, seven new movies opened this weekend, including “The King’s Man,” “The Tender Bar,” “A Journal for Jordan,” “American Underdog,” and “Licorice Pizza.” But none of them will top “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which debuted a record-breaking $260 million last weekend.

On Monday, “No Way Home” brought in another $37 million, and preliminary estimates for this weekend predicted the superhero movie could bring in another $100 million this weekend.

“Sing 2” and “The Matrix Resurrections,” which opened on Wednesday, are vying for second place. Directed by Garth Jennings, the “Singh” sequel stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, Pharrell Williams, Taron Egerton, and Bono as animated animals performing songs like Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick” .”

The fourth “Matrix” movie, directed by Lana Wachowski, sees the return of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss as Neo and Trinity—though neither of them remember the past. “The Matrix Resurrections,” which debuted simultaneously on HBO Max, stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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