Spider-Man: No Way Home has been breaking all the records and got a whole list of achievements. The film has now become the sixth highest-grossing film of all time after it made $1.69 billion at the global box office.
Sony’s comic book adventure has passed “Jurassic World” ($1.67 billion) and “The Lion King” ($1.66 billion) to secure that spot.
Given that all of the top five films have grossed over two billion dollars, it appears doubtful that No Way Home will continue to rise. But the fact that Jon Watts’ film has made it thus far is no small achievement. For starters, the film was not released in China, which is typically one of the most important overseas markets for all Hollywood films. Then, unlike the other films in the billion-dollar club, No Way Home had to contend with constraints imposed by the Covid-19 outbreak in many regions of the globe.
Even the virus’s resurgence—via the Omicron variant—hasn’t been able to halt the movie. After being briefly replaced by the horror slasher picture Scream, Spider-Man remains the number one film at the American box office in its sixth week.
Despite theatres being blocked in some regions of the country due to mounting Omicron cases, the Tom Holland-starrer has done exceptionally well in India. It had a lifetime gross of 212 crore (just over $28 million) in India. Only two other films have exceeded the 200 crore mark in India during the epidemic era: Sooryavanshi and Pushpa: The Rise.