Spider-Man: No Way Home’s gangbusters weekend reshaped the collective imagination on what a movie could do during this pandemic moment, with projections showing the new Marvel/Sony movie earned $260 million from Dec. 17th through the 19th.
No Way Home is now competing only with pre-pandemic history, pushing past Avengers: Infinity War to become the second-biggest opening of all-time.
That’s all well and good for Peter Parker. But what about everyone else?
But opening in wide release against No Way Home has been the real nightmare. Ticket sales have been so poor that some theaters have reportedly bumped other movies to open more screens for Spider-Man.
For more information, Spider-Man: No Way Home breaks box office records while every other movie bombs was originally published on Polygon by David Grossman.