The Spider-Man: No Way Home box office has crossed the $1 billion milestone globally, Sony’s Columbia Pictures reported today. The worldwide total stands at $1.05 billion so far.
The No Way Home box office total includes $467.3 million from North American theaters and $587.1 million from international markets.
Domestically, the film took in $19.6 million on Friday, $31.7 million on Saturday and Sony is projecting $30.1 million on Sunday from 4,336 locations (the third-highest Christmas Day gross of all-time) for a three-day weekend total of $81.5 million.
The 10-day domestic total is the third highest of all time, the No. 2 December of all time, and the No. 3 for a super hero film.
Internationally, the film took in $121.4 million, including $3.5 million from new territory Thailand, from 61 overseas markets on more than 32,600 screens. The Spider-Man: No Way Home box office is tracking ahead of Spider-Man: Far From Home by 51% and Spider-Man: Homecoming by 99% for the same group of markets.
The top international markets include the UK ($68.9 million), Mexico ($52.8 million), South Korea ($41.1 million), France ($35.8 million), Brazil ($31.7 million) and Australia ($31.4 million). Upcoming markets include Japan (Jan. 7), Philippines (Jan. 8), Slovakia (Jan. 13), and Norway (Jan. 14).
On IMAX, No Way Home lead the way with another $9.6 million this weekend, with $5.5 million of that worldwide total coming from domestic theaters.
After only 10 to 12 days, No Way Home has become the highest-grossing IMAX release of 2021, earning $61.5 million in global IMAX box office to date, with over $38 million in North America.
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 Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home helmer Jon Watts. Cast members returning from those movies include Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, and Jacob Batalon, with J.K. Simmons coming back as J. Jonah Jameson and Cumberbatch returning as Doctor Strange.
The movie was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers based on the Marvel comic books by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The producers are Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. The executive producers include Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, JoAnn Perritano, Rachel O’Connor, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach.
Spider-Man: No Way Home brings back characters from previous Spider-Man movies, even ones that were not in the previous two Tom Holland movies.
Willem Dafoe reprises the role of Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, a role he played in the original Spider-Man trilogy directed by Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Dafoe joins Alfred Molina, who returns as Doctor Octopus from the 2004 movie Spider-Man 2.
Jamie Foxx returns as Electro from 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which starred Andrew Garfield as the wallcrawler. Sandman from Spider-Man 3 (2007) and Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) are also back.
Sony and Marvel Studios have worked together on two Spidey films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. The first film grossed $880.2 million worldwide, while the 2019 release earned an impressive $1.13 billion globally.