Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into box office record books

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /

Spider-Man: No Way Home exceeds expectations with a gigantic opening at the box office.

The latest installment of the Spider-Man trilogy swings into full force with a record breaking $253 million domestic box-office opening, with the film grossing a combined $587.2 million worldwide. This is a COVID-19 pandemic record, and also places the movie third in all-time opening weekend gross records just behind Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War .

This Marvel Cinematic Universe movie was highly anticipated by fans—old and new alike. And despite best efforts to keep the rumors at bay, the  rumors only fueled the audience to go and see for themselves.

But why the excitement over this Spider-Man movie?

One thing that’s for sure about the Spider-Man franchise is that the movies come at a either a turning point in the MCU. Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted at a time where the Avengers were split in Captain America: Civil War. Spider-Man: Far From Home was the first movie to release after the record shattering Avengers: Endgame. And now, with Spider-Man: No Way Home, the movie is being released just as the MCU is expanding into the Multiverse.

No one has seen an MCU Spider-Man go head-to-head with comic villains such as Green Goblin (Williem Dafoe) and Doc Ock (Alfred Molina). Furthermore, this movie is released after other multi-verse centered projects such as WandaVision, Loki, and soon enough setting the stage for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

This movie is one for the big screen

Movies bring us together, and that’s one thing that Marvel does best. Producers at Marvel tap into the nostalgia that a  franchise brings and takes it to an entirely different level. It’s a movie that really defines the theatrical experience, and in my biased opinion? I highly suggest you see it in Dolby Cinema.

The future of Spider-Man in the MCU

The (much expected) success of the third installment has producers already planning the fourth movie. Per producer Amy Pascal,  Holland is returning as the Web-Slinging hero. When speaking to Fandango, she revealed that they “are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel” and that they are thinking of the Homecoming saga as its own trilogy and now they are “going to go onto the next three.” She then confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home is “not the last of our MCU movies.” So rest assured, we will have our beloved Spidey back.

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