Spider-Man: No Way Home is smashing up the box office. $50 million in Thursday night previews coupled with a further $71.5 million on Friday alone mean it is on track, as the numbers come in this morning, to have a potential $240-250 million opening weekend. Everyone is going to see it, and Spider-Man spoilers are everywhere.
It may even be edging higher meaning that it will sit up there with Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame for opening weekend and may even get within touching distance at the global box office.
Younger audiences, which is where Marvel skews, are not fearful as older audiences have been with COVID still rattling around, and this will help it. It also means box office is likely to be front-loaded as spoiler shy, early-adopting teens flock to the theater.
Good news for Tom Holland, who could end up starring in the top three grossing Marvel movies of all time and three of the top five grossing movies ever.
And now, to Spider-Man spoilers. Not just here, but in the discussion below. We know our Outposters will be dying to openly talk about the movie now. So we are going to designate this talkback the Official Spider-Man: No Way Home spoiler discussion zone. Knock yourselves out below.
However, if you are avoiding Spider-Man spoilers then be warned about the rest of this article and the discussion among Outposters below.
In many interviews, the combined overlords of Spider-Man in this incarnation have spoken about this being a trilogy capper and potential endpoint for the character as far as the MCU goes. The movie definitely leaves that as a possibility.
It is clearly the end of the road for some characters and sends Peter Parker, as a character, off in something of a new direction within the MCU. A way that Spider-Man purists have applauded online. Almost a soft reboot.
In an interview with The New York Times, they seem to blow that sort of speculation away. Pascal had this to say:
“We’re producers, so we always believe everything will work out. I love working with Kevin. We have a great partnership, along with Tom Rothman, who runs Sony and has been instrumental, a great leader with great ideas. I hope it lasts forever.”
Feige went further, saying they are already right there regarding the next installment:
“Amy and I and Disney and Sony are talking about – yes, we’re actively beginning to develop where the story heads next, which I only say outright because I don’t want fans to go through any separation trauma like what happened after ‘Far From Home’ [the Disney-Sony financial dispute]. That will not be occurring this time.”
Of course, this being Hollywood everyone expects the desire to virtue signal to overcome rationality and common sense, leading to speculation online that Peter Parker will be retired and Miles Morales will be introduced in his place. Pascal seems to hint that this is not so and Parker will remain the focus:
“Kevin and I never want to lose sight of one thing: Peter Parker. That he’s a normal kid. That he is orphaned over and over again. That he’s a teenager, so everything in his life is at a heightened pitch and everything matters more than anything.
That he’s fueled by goodness and guilt. That he’s striving for a greater cause, and he’s vilified by the press.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now out in cinemas worldwide. So if you want a Spider-Man spoiler-filled discussion on the movie with no holding back then the Disqus below is the place for you.
Have at it!