Spider-Man: No Way Home, premiered at the Fox Village Theatre in Los Angeles on December 13, 2021, became over the Christmas weekend a $1 billion movie.
After having the third-biggest worldwide opening of all time last weekend, Spider-Man: No Way Home has earned $467.3 million from domestic and $587.1 million from international markets to reach a global box office total of $1.05 billion over 12 days, comicbook.com reports.
It is also now Sony Picture’s second highest-grossing film of all time behind only Spider-Man: Far From Home’s $1.13 billion, though No Way Home is likely to catch up to its predecessor.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was theatrically released in the United States on December 17, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
The film is directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man alongside Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire.
In the film, Parker asks Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) to make his identity as Spider-Man a secret again with magic after its public revelation in Far From Home, but this breaks open the multiverse and allows five supervillains from alternate realities to enter Parker’s universe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home receives positive reviews
The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised the story, direction, action sequences, and the cast’s performances and chemistry.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 94%, with an average score of 7.9/10, based on 334 reviews. The site’s critical consensus reads: “A bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel, No Way Home expands the franchise’s scope and stakes without losing sight of its humor and heart.”
On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 71 out of 100, based on 58 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film a rare “A+” grade on an A+ to F scale, the first live-action Spider-Man film and the fourth MCU film overall to earn the score after The Avengers (2012), Black Panther (2018), and Avengers: Endgame.
PostTrak reported 95% of audience members gave it a positive score, with 89% saying they would definitely recommend it.