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Spider-Man: No Way Home propelled third best startup of all time


Peter Parker’s new adventures have sparked an international box office tidal wave. Good news, while the Covid epidemic still persists, said the CEO of Sony Pictures.

The public around the world is caught in its web. Spider-Man: No Way Home , the third installment in Marvel’s New York superhero cinematic adventures, performed a monstrously, pocketing nearly $ 253 million in revenue in the United States and Canada. That is a total of 587.2 million internationally, during its opening weekend, Sony announced in a statement on Sunday. Figures that propel the new feature film Spider-Man to the rank of third best start in the history of cinema.

Behind Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War , the new movie Spiderman thus delighted the place held until then by The force awakens, the first Star wars directed by JJ Abrams and released in 2015. Such figures also make Spider-Man: No Way Home the most thunderous startup in Sony Pictures history. A phenomenal success, while the current wave of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 could raise fears of an underperformance of the blockbuster. And while the film has not yet been released in China, where its possible release still hangs by a thread.

Witchcraft and “Multiverse”

“The historical results which come to us from this first weekend of broadcasting of Spider-Man: No Way Home in the four corners of the world, and this despite the current context, confirm the cultural strike force that films released exclusively in theaters can still have ”, welcomed the CEO of Sony Pictures Tom Rothman on Sunday. A sign of the extraordinary expectation that surrounded the film for several months, the first images of the feature film had already broken audience records this summer, becoming in the space of 24 hours the most viewed trailer in the world.

Last part of the adventures of the juvenile Avenger played by Tom Holland, Spider-Man: No Way Home pits the young hero against the backlash of sudden fame. Harassed on all sides since his secret identity was uncovered, and eager to spend a quiet romance with his girlfriend MJ (Zendaya), Peter Parker asks the wizard Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to make the world forget that he is Spiderman. A spell failed later, Spider-Man is faced with new threats from parallel Marvel Universes – the “Multiverse”. Figures incidentally already known from old films Spiderman, to the delight of nostalgic spectators.

Since its release this week, the film directed by Jon Watts – already at the helm of the two previous sections – has garnered rather favorable reviews, both internationally and in France. In his review for Le Figaro , Olivier Delcroix thus greeted a “Intelligent blockbuster”: “We find with pleasure this touch of impertinence that blew in the first Spiderman signed Sam raimi . Something to charm all audiences as Christmas approaches. ” Given the resounding success of this December blockbuster, the end of the year holidays are probably coming a little early for Sony Pictures.

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