Spider-Home: Way Home–Shatters Records with Massive $50 Million in Previews

‘Spider-Home:Way Home’ Shatters Records with Massive $50 Million in Previews

If projections hold, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” will be the first pandemic-era movie to cross $100 million in a single weekend. Only one other film, Sony’s comic book sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” has come close to hitting that benchmark, with initial revenues at a still-impressive $90 million domestically.

“Avengers: Endgame” holds the record for preview results with $60 million, ultimately earning $357.1 million in its initial weekend. Runner-up is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $57 million en route to an opening weekend gross of $248 million.

Spider-Man: No Way Home pulls out all the stops to climb to this lofty height. The film brings together villains from several previous Spidey outings, including ones who made hell for past web-spinners Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

Tom Holland is the third–and for some the best- actor to don Spider-Man’s spandex.

Jon Watts, who oversaw the two other Holland movies, returns as director. The cast includes Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jacob Batalon, as well as a murderer’s row of baddies — Alfred Molina (Doc Ock), Willem Dafoe (Green Goblin), Jamie Fox (Electro), Thomas Haden Church (Sandman) and Rhys Ifans (The Lizard).

Critics liked “No Way Home,” handing it a 94% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, hailing it as grand meta-adventure.