Spider-Man: No Way Home has officially grossed over $1billion (£746.4million) at the international box office, earning it the first Hollywood movie to do so since 2019.
It gained the crossroads in just 12 days, Sony notified on Sunday (December 26), pushing it the third-fastest movie to gross $1billion. It follows Avengers: Endgame (which hit $1billion in five days) and Avengers: Infinity War (11 days), both of which also featured Tom Holland as Spider-Man in their costume actors.
No Way Home also reaches as the first movie to gross $1billion since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, the last film to make, landed in 2019.
No Way Home is on track to outperform The Rise Of Skywalker by a significant margin, though. It drew in $260million (£194million) in its opening weekend, giving it the second-highest domestic box office opening of all time (after Avengers: Endgame).
The opening weekend also celebrates the highest ever for a Hollywood movie released in December, the highest for a Spider-Man movie, and the highest ever earned by a Sony Pictures release.
In announcing the opening weekend numbers, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman and CEO Tom Rothman said: “This weekend’s historic Spider-Man: No Way Home results, from all over the world and in the face of many challenges, reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive theatrical films can have when they are made and marketed with vision and resolve.”
Spider-Man: No Way Home marks the end of the Homecoming trilogy, the first partnership between Sony and Marvel Studio. Fans can relax easy knowing a sequel is in “active” development. However, as Marvel director Kevin Feige approved earlier this month.