Spider-Man: No Way Home is joining other Marvel flicks in a pretty exclusive club.
The latest iteration of the Tom Holland-starring Spidey series has earned $1.05 billion worldwide in just 12 days, per CNN. This makes No Way Home—which Sony has said is the top-grossing film of the year—the first movie to reach $1 billion in box office revenue since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The only films to have reached the milestone in less time have been Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, which made it to a billion in five and 11 days, per CNN. No Way Home is also the only film released during the pandemic to cross the billion mark.
“What this represents is quite mind-boggling,” Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian told CNN. “These numbers would be very impressive in the pre-pandemic era, but for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to sprint to a billion dollars in this marketplace is really hard to wrap your mind around.”
Spider-Man also brought in $260 million in its opening weekend, which represented the second-largest domestic box office opening of all time. It marked the largest opening for any Spider-Man film, as well as the best numbers for any December film.
“This weekend’s historic ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ results, from all over the world and in the face of many challenges, reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve,” Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman and CEO Tom Rothman said.
The film’s 25-year-old star Holland may be seeing some big numbers, but fans have been wondering whether or not that, alongside positive fan reception, will mean Academy Award recognition. He caught up with the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week to share this thoughts on the matter.
“You can ask [Martin] Scorsese ‘Would you want to make a Marvel movie?’ But he doesn’t know what it’s like because he’s never made one,” Holland said.
“I’ve made Marvel movies and I’ve also made movies that have been in the conversation in the world of the Oscars, and the only difference, really, is one is much more expensive than the other. But the way I break down the character, the way the director etches out the arc of the story and characters—it’s all the same, just done on a different scale. So I do think they’re real art.”