For the first time since the pandemic began, the American box office is flourishing. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (“Spider-Man: No way home”) It grossed $ 50 million in its first few screenings on Thursday alone, a surprising start for a record-breaking film.
Sony Pictures’ “No Way Home” had the third-largest total for previous screenings, behind only “Avengers: Endgame” ($ 60 million) and “The Force Awakens” (“The Force Awakens,” $ 57 million). . L
The previews used to include nothing more than late-night screenings on the eve of the official premiere, but they have been constantly moving earlier in the day. “No Way Home” began screening around 3:00 pm in 3,767 theaters in the United States and Canada.
Marvel’s launch starring Tom holland is on track to be the first pandemic premiere to exceed $ 100 million, and could hit 150. This year’s best release was another Marvel-Sony release, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which grossed $ 90.1 million in its opening weekend.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is managing to fill theaters even as the variant of the COVID omicron has led to closures in the entertainment industry, including many Broadway theaters.
As recently as last week, when Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” had a weak premiere, the box office was showing an uneven resurgence.
But while some moviegoers, particularly older moviegoers, have been more reluctant, younger and devoted Marvel fans have shown resilience to the challenges of pandemic movie going.
With “No Way Home”, Marvel premieres will make up five of the six best of the year, along with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (“Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings”), ” Venom: Let There Be Carnage ”,“ Black Widow ”and“ Eternals ”(“ Eternals ”).