Spider-Man: No Way Home swings to sixth-highest grossing movie in history with $1.69 billion globally

Published 24 Jan, 2022 12:31pm

It passed Jurassic World and The Lion King to secure that spot.

Photo: Spiderman No Way Home/Instagram
Photo: Spiderman No Way Home/Instagram

Add another notch on Spider-Man: No Way Home's long list of box office achievements.

Over the weekend, Sony's comic book adventure became the sixth-highest grossing movie in history with $1.69 billion at the global box office (not adjusted for inflation). It passed Jurassic World ($1.67 billion) and The Lion King ($1.66 billion) to secure that spot.

Now in its sixth weekend of release, Spider-Man: No Way Home returned to the No. 1 slot in North America, adding $14.1 million between Friday and Sunday, along with $27.7 million overseas. The superhero epic, starring Tom Holland as Marvel's neighbourhood web-slinger, opened in December and has generated $721 million at the domestic box office and $970.1 million internationally.

Outside of the United States, where No Way Home ranks as the fourth-biggest movie ever, Spidey's latest adventure has done especially well in the U.K. — Holland's birthplace — amassing $116 million to date. Other top-earning territories include Mexico with $73.4 million, South Korea with $60.6 million and France with $59.9 million. It's notable that No Way Home has managed to shatter records and smash expectations without playing in China, which is the world's biggest moviegoing market.