No Way Home is the first pandemic-era Hollywood film to make $1 billion

It took two years and several films for Hollywood to produce its first $1 billion film during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all industries. Theaters and movies, for example, suffered a lot. As the restrictions forbade close physical contact with each other, people haven't been allowed to congregate in large numbers for most of the past two years. Even when such restrictions have been lifted, most moviegoers are still hesitant to watch movies in theaters for fear of catching the deadly virus.

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It appears that No Way Home is more than enough of a draw to pull audiences back into theaters.

For this very reason, Spider-Man: No Way Home's most recent achievement feels like one of the biggest pieces of news over the past two years.

How high can No Way Home go after its theatrical run?

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No Way Home is the first film to breach $1 billion since 2019.

No Way Home has taken no time proving that it's one of the best MCU movies ever. After breaking records with its pre-sales number, No Way Home's opening weekend at the global box office was even more spectacular. In total, No Way Home made $600 million at the global box office during its first few days, setting a record that surpassed all but 2019's Avengers: Endgame.

Fast forward to the Christmas weekend and No Way Home brought in yet another $200 million to bring its global total to $1 billion.

Previously, No Time to Die was the biggest Hollywood film of the pandemic era. However, Tom Holland's latest MCU outing proved too much for Daniel Craig's James Bond swansong to handle. Coincidentally, Holland previously expressed interest in playing the iconic spy agent.

All in all, No Way Home has brought in $467.3 million at the domestic box office and $587.1 million at the global box office. This impressive number is enough to give No Way Home the second-highest gross of any December film of all time. In addition, No Way Home just became the 49th film to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office as it continues to climb up the rankings and threaten to become even bigger than it already is.

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Willem Dafoe's return as Green Goblin was cited as one of the many highlights in No Way Home.

On top of its financial success, critics and audiences alike can't get enough of No Way Home. Many are now considering No Way Home as the best live-action Spider-Man film of all time, which is no small praise. No Way Home is currently sitting on a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and a 98% audience score. Perhaps, more importantly, No Way Home might have just helped bring back former Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, back into the film as there have been talks about The Amazing Spider-Man actor coming back to do a third film featuring him in the lead.

As for the MCU, No Way Home perfectly set things up for the next big thing. After featuring the first official trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as its second post-credits scene, Marvel eventually decided to drop the trailer themselves. The next MCU film will feature Benedict Cumberbatch's Dr. Stephen Strange as he asks for help from Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch to deal with the aftermath of his botched multiversal spell.


Ray Ampoloquio
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