Box Office Numbers: How Big of a Hit Is Spider-Man: No Way Home?

no way home box office

We waited for so long for Spider-Man: No Way Home to hit theaters. It resulted in a whole lot of hype, speculations, and anticipation. Now that the film is finally out, it was obvious that it’ll be a huge hit right from the start. Then the fans watched it, and it became an even bigger hit because the movie is absolutely brilliant. How big of a hit is it when we look at the numbers?

Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed a staggering $253 million in the US and $587 million worldwide. Despite the pandemic, it became the third-highest opening weekend in the US ever and the first movie clearing $100 million in US box office numbers in the opening weekend since the pandemic started.

The movie didn’t disappoint if you’re counting ratings instead of box office numbers, too, being MCU’s best-rated movie on IMDb ever and the top-5 best-rated movie in history – at least so far. Here are all the numbers you need to know about Spider-Man: No Way Home and its historical numbers.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Box Office Numbers

Spider-Man: No Way Home was expected to earn between $120 and $150 million for the opening weekend. As the coronavirus pandemic suddenly hits ferociously again, everybody was prepared for the numbers to go slightly below $120 million.

Then the premiere came, and No Way Home racked up a staggering $121 million – in the opening day alone. The weekend garnered almost double the anticipated amount, with $253 million throughout the first weekend of screening. And, those are only the US numbers!

If you account for all the 60 foreign markets worldwide where the movie premiered, the spectacular number climbs to an unfathomable $587 million globally. 

That’s the third-biggest opening in the US and worldwide history, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Keep in mind; those movies had all the fan-favorite heroes imaginable. On top of it all, the movie hasn’t even premiered in China yet, which is regularly the most lucrative MCU market behind the United States.

No Way Home became the year’s top-grossing film in just a single weekend. Seeing how amazing the critic and audience reviews are, the numbers will likely continue climbing.

To give you a perspective of just how successful this movie is – it’s the only movie that broke the magical $100 million opening weekend in the US this year, and it did so on the first day of screening – by $21 million.

The distant second on the list is Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with a $90 million opening weekend in the US. That’s $163 million less than what Spidey garnered. If you add the box office numbers of the opening weekends for Spider-Man: Homecoming ($117 million) and far From Home ($93 million), you’re still $43 million short of what No Way Home got alone.

It’s safe to say that spider-Man: No Way Home saved the theatre experience in these critical times. And, I truly believe that the numbers will just keep growing. Want to know why? Keep reading.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Ratings and Reviews

When there’s so much hype about a movie, you can always expect a good opening weekend. However, after the opening weekend, the ratings and reviews usually play a crucial role in whether the success continues or halts quickly. If we’re judging by the ratings, No Way Home is on its way to shattering some records despite the global pandemic.

At the time of writing this article, over 170 000 people rated No Way Home on IMDb for a breathtaking 9.1 IMDb rating – good enough to break the top 5 of the best-rated movies of all time. As with any other movie, the rating will probably fall a bit with time, but with such a high volume of voters, it will be harder and harder for the rating to fall.

The reviews are overwhelmingly positive, and it’s not just on IMDb.

Rotten Tomatoes have in at a 94% critic score, which is a spectacular feat on its own. However, the 99% audience score tells you all you need to know – No Way Home quickly became a fan favorite and an MCU classic instantly.

Finally, CinemaScore audiences are probably the most rigorous. Only four live-action superhero movies ever got an A+ rating on the platform: Avengers (2012), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and now, Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

Overall, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a brilliant movie that united the critics and the audience, which we rarely see, especially in the superhero genre. The numbers will just keep rising, and if you haven’t seen the film yet, trust me – it’s worth every penny, and every minute of your time, regardless of whether you’re a die-hard or a casual fan.