In the United States, only 1 million dollars left before Spider-Man: No Way Home will surpass the sales of blockbuster Avatar at the box office. No Way Home, the twenty-seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the concluding installment of Jon Watts’ Homecoming trilogy, capitalizes on Phase Four’s multiverse premise. In the film, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for helping him weed out his Spider-Man identity in other people’s minds. When the ensuing spell goes wrong, a slew of iconic Sony characters, including Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and, of course, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s web slingers, are introduced into the MCU.
No Way Home has forged ahead since in the box office its theatrical premiere on December 17, 2021. This isn’t little wonder given the film’s nostalgic attraction, but few could have anticipated how successful the hit No Way Home would be in a year full of box office flops. The movie broke the $1 billion milestones at the international box office in less than 10 days and became Sony’s highest-grossing film in the United States in the same duration. No Way Home made up for 12% of all box office sales in the United States in 2021. The film is bound to surpass James Cameron’s Avatar at the domestic box office.
No Way Home made $7.1 million in its ninth weekend of release, pushing the North American box office total to $759 million. This puts the movie only $1 million away from topping Avatar’s $760 million domestic total, which would make it the third-highest-grossing domestic movie ever. Avengers: Endgame (2019), with $858 million, and Star War: The Force Awakens (2015), with $936 million, are now the highest-grossing films in the United States.
No Way Home will defeat Avatar in the United States with an additional $1 million in box office revenue, but it still has a long way to go before it can compete with Star Wars locally, and even further be able to rival Avatar globally. As previously mentioned, No Way Home sits at over $1 billion globally. With a worldwide total of $2,847,246,203, Avatar is the most successful film of all time, followed by Avengers: Endgame and Titanic. On that list, No Way Home is presently ranked sixth.
Despite its absence of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, No Way Home is a high point in superhero movies. Spider-Man, in addition to being perhaps Marvel’s most popular superhero of all time, helped to bring in the modern era of comic book films with Sam Raimi’s film in 2002. No Way Home honors three generations of web-slinging and moviegoing by flashing back to that film. As more people watch the movie, it’s extremely probable that its box office sales will soar, eventually overtaking Avatar in the United States.