On Sunday, Spider-Man: No Way Home officially became the highest-grossing pandemic-era movie to leap past the $1 billion mark at the global box office just two weeks after its release.
Within two weeks of its release, the new Marvel film has earned over $1.05bn (£782m) at the box office, making it the first film to cross the billion-dollar mark during the pandemic.
Other than Spider-Man: No Way Home, only Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019) were quicker that made it to $1 billion which reached the milestone in less time at 11 days and 5 days respectively.
The new film sees Tom Holland return as Spider-Man, alongside Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, and Benedict Cumberbatch. ‘No Way Home’ also features Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx among others and is directed by Jon Watts.
Senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian told CNN Business “What this represents is quite mind-boggling…These numbers would be very impressive in the pre-pandemic era, but for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to sprint to a billion dollars in this marketplace is really hard to wrap your mind around.”
“The monumental achievement of ‘No Way Home’ hitting this number cannot be overstated for this industry right now,” he added.