Spider-Man: No Way Home Box Office Stat Makes Its Success More Impressive

  • 'No Way Home' outperformed 'Avengers: Infinity War' domestically by about $136 million.
  • Massive anticipation and widespread appeal helped drive 'No Way Home's box office success, as did a commitment to releasing the blockbuster in theaters.
  • 'Spider-Man 4' will need a fresh approach to match or exceed the success of 'No Way Home'.
A key stat for Spider-Man: No Way Home makes its box office success even more impressive. Released in 2021, No Way Home was the culmination of Sony and Marvel Studios' initial trilogy starring the MCU's Webslinger, featuring Tom Holland's Peter Parker who gets caught in a multiversal misadventure involving both villains and heroes from different realities. As such, the epic Spider-Man crossover earned quite a big return.
No Way Home saw Spider-Man joining forces with Doctor Strange to undo the exposure of his secret identity in the previous Spider-Man film Far From Home. However, Strange's spell was inadvertently tampered with by Peter, resulting in villains from previous Spider-Man movies from outside the MCU arriing to wreak havoc in the interconnected universe, as well as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield who played previous versions of Spider-Man before Holland. As a result, the final box office numbers for No Way Home are quite impressive, especially when compared to the other major MCU crossovers.
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No Way Home's Domestic Box Office Is Higher Than Avengers: Infinity War About $136 Million More Following it's run in theaters, 2021's Spider-Man: No Way Home's domestic box office numbers are notably higher than 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, the first part of the epic crossover event which preceded 2019's Avengers: Endgame, the culmination of the MCU's entire Infinity Saga. According to data from Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man: No Way Home earned $814,115,070. This means that the third MCU Spider-Man movie earned about $136 million more than Infinity War did at the domestic box office.
Top 5 High Grossing MCU Movies (Domestic)
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
The Avengers
In 2018, Avengers: Infinity War earned $678,815,482 domestically. Ultimately, that's still an incredibly impressive number, and both MCU movies currently sit among the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time. However, the fact that Spider-Man on his own (or technically, Spider-Men) were able to net a higher return is rather notable compared to such a larger crossover movie featuring a bigger cast of heroes with the battle against Thanos the Mad Titan (one that also included Holland's Spider-Man himself). That said, 2019's Avengers: Endgame still remains the highest-grossing MCU and superhero movie of all time.
Avengers: Infinity War PG-13 ActionSci-FiSuperhero Avengers: Infinity War is the third Avengers movie in the game-changing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is positioned as the beginning of the culmination of everything that has transpired in the franchise to date. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who previously helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, have assembled the largest ensemble in a superhero film to date. Nearly every living character in the MCU is included as the Avengers join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take down Thanos in a battle that has massive repercussions for the future of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. A sequel, Avengers: Endgame, was released in 2019 and marked the end of the Infinity Saga.

Director Joe Russo , Anthony Russo Release Date April 27, 2018 Studio(s) Marvel Distributor(s) Disney Writers Stephen McFeely , Christopher Markus Cast Chris Hemsworth , Anthony Mackie , Elizabeth Olsen , Robert Downey Jr. , Scarlett Johansson , Mark Ruffalo , Sebastian Stan , Paul Rudd , Chadwick Boseman , Don Cheadle , Samuel L. Jackson , Josh Brolin , Tom Holland , Evangeline Lilly , Paul Bettany , Chris Evans , Jeremy Renner Runtime 149 minutes prequel(s) The Avengers , Avengers: Age of Ultron Expand Why No Way Home's Domestic Box Office Is Above Every MCU Movie But Endgame Massive Anticipation, Wide Appeal, And Theater Commitment Close It's not hard to understand why No Way Home was so overwhelmingly successful at the box office. Firstly, anticipation for the third Spider-Man film was incredibly high with the returns of classic villains from previous, non-MCU Spider-Man movies such as Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx's Electro, Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, and more. Likewise, Sony and Marvel kept the inclusion of Maguire and Garfield's a closely guarded secret ahead of the movie's release, resulting in massive amounts of theories, hopes, and overall hype for the crossover.
Furthermore, Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes of all time with a wide global appeal, on par with the likes of DC's Superman and Batman. He's certainly one of Marvel's greatest and most popular characters, dating back long before the dawn of the MCU. Furthermore, another likely reason for No Way Home's success was Sony and Marvel's commitment to keep the movie in theaters as pandemic restrictions began to lift, making the movie one of the first big entertainment draws following mass shutdowns. Additionally, No Way Home is still the highest grossing post-pandemic movie domestically.
Spider-Man: No Way Home PG-13 ActionAdventure Sci-FiSuperhero For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the trials and tribulations of being a superhero. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) asks for help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) when his identity becomes a problem for the ones he loves. Unfortunately, when the spell goes wrong, Spider-Man will now have to face off with villains such as Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) as Peter finally comes to terms that he can't run from being Spider-Man. Supported by his close friends and help from an unexpected place (or multiverse), Spider-Man will go toe-to-toe with some of the most legendary foes in his storied history.

Director Jon Watts Release Date December 17, 2021 Studio(s) Marvel Distributor(s) Sony Writers Erik Sommers , Chris McKenna Cast Zendaya , Jon Favreau , Tom Holland , Jamie Foxx , Alfred Molina , Benedict Cumberbatch , Marisa Tomei , J.B. Smoove , Benedict Wong , Jacob Batalon Runtime 148 minutes Franchise(s) Marvel Cinematic Universe prequel(s) Spider-Man: No Way Home , Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse , Avengers: Endgame , spider-man homecoming Budget $200 million Expand Will The MCU's Spider-Man 4 Top No Way Home's Box Office It Needs To Feel As Big As No Way Home (But Also Different) With a fourth Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland currently in development, one has to wonder if it will be able to meet or exceed No Way Home's success. While it's certainly possible, the key will be if Spider-Man 4 can provide a significant enough draw for audiences that also doesn't feel like more of what's already been seen before. It certainly seems as though No Way Home and Sony's animated Spider-Verse movies have well and truly covered the multiverse, as has other recent MCU film releases.
As such, hopes are high that Spider-Man 4 will be a more grounded story that's still just as epic. Perhaps the next Spider-Man movie will feature characters such as Daredevil and/or Kingpin who will soon be running for New York's mayor in the MCU. An encounter with the Venom symbiote could also be exciting, giving Holland's Peter Parker his own Symbiote saga now that he's on his own and living in New York following No Way Home's ending.
Spider-Man Homecoming 4 Not Yet Rated SuperheroActionAdventure Spider-Man: Homecoming 4 is the first sequel to the MCU's Spider-Man trilogy starring Tom Holland as the titular wall-crawler. After wiping his identity for the public's memory in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker continues his crime-fighting adventures without the aid of Iron Man technology or the support of his former allies.
Studio(s) Columbia Pictures , Marvel Studios , Pascal Pictures Distributor(s) Sony Cast Tom Holland , Zendaya , Jacob Batalon Franchise(s) Marvel Cinematic Universe , Spider-Man prequel(s) Spider-Man: Homecoming , Spider-Man: Far From Home , Spider-Man: No Way Home Upcoming Marvel Movies
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Source: Box Office Mojo


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