Spider-Man: No Way Home: Massive Box-Office Hit

The tentpole is the fourth live-action superhero picture ever to earn the coveted grade of A+.

Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home is the smartest, coolest, richest kid in Hollywood.

The new tentpole shattering records at the weekend box office, it has become only the fourth live-action superhero movie ever to earn an A+ CinemaScore from audiences.

The other three are The Avengers (2012), Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), all from Marvel Studios.

Three animated superhero pics are also members of the elite A+ club: The Incredibles (2004), Incredibles 2 (2018) — both from Pixar —and Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).
Overall, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the 91st movie to walk away with an A+ out of thousands of Hollywood studio titles surveyed by CinemaScore through the decades.


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'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

Every Friday, CinemaScore dispatches pollsters to theaters in select cities across the U.S. to gauge demographics and audience interest.

Movies in the A+ club are box-office sensations, such as Titanic (1997) or The Blind Side (2009).

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the latest example. The tentpole grossed a massive $121.5 million on Friday to score the second-biggest opening day of all time at the domestic box office. If projections hold, it will score the No. 3 or No. 4 biggest opening of all time in North America with a weekend haul of $240 million to $250 million.

No Way Home is the first film in the COVID-19 era to zoom past $100 million in its domestic launch and do the sort of business a Hollywood tentpole could count on before the pandemic struck almost two years ago. Until now, the biggest weekend opening of the COVID era was $90 million, for October’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

The movie reunites Jon Watts and star Tom Holland, and is from Sony’s Columbia Pictures, which controls the film rights to Spider-Man, and Disney’s Marvel Studios, home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Spider-Man: No Way Home combines three generations of Spider-Man movies and includes previous villain actors Willem Dafoe (2002’s Spider-Man), Alfred Molina (2004’s Spider-Man 2) and Jamie Foxx (2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2). It also stars Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau and Benedict Wong.