“Spider-Man: No Way Home” outpaced Sunday box office estimates to become the second-highest domestic opening of all time.
While Sony initially anticipated the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick would tally $253 million during its first weekend in theaters, the film topped $260 million. In doing so, “No Way Home” surpassed the $257 million haul made by “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018.
“Avengers: Endgame” remains the the highest-grossing domestic film opening of all time with $357.1 million, according to data from Comscore.
Audiences rushed to theaters early this weekend to catch “No Way Home” before potential spoilers could be leaked online, leading to a $121.5 million haul on Friday, including $50 million from Thursday night preview shows. Sony reported that the film added $73.9 million on Saturday and $64.1 million in ticket sales on Sunday.
Box office analysts expect audiences to return to theaters to see the film multiple times, as was the case with “Endgame.” It’s also anticipated that the film will have solid ticket sales over the next few weeks.
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