Just another weekend in which Spider-Man: No Way Home made headlines for its box office dominance, breaking new records in the process. According to Deadline, the movie shattered the box office record set by the 1997 romance drama Titanic.
It hasn’t even been a month since the newest instalment in the web-franchise slinger’s was published, and despite the fact that the world is in the grip of a pandemic, the picture continues to defy expectations with each passing day. The Tom Holland movie grossed $33 million for the fourth weekend in a row, bringing the total revenue to a stunning $668.7 million. This makes the superhero picture the sixth-highest earning domestic film, surpassing James Cameron’s Titanic (659.8) by almost a million dollars.
With its current viewership momentum, it is predicted that it may surpass another Tom Holland blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War ($678.8 million). While it is a huge achievement for the film crew and cast, Uproxx pointed out that the numbers do not factor in inflation. If they did, Titanic’s two-decade-old gross total would be $1 billion higher than it is today and hence difficult to surpass in the domestic records.
To compare, Titanic grossed $2.2 billion globally, which translates to $3.8 billion approximately considering current economic standards, meanwhile No Way Home made $1.5 billion at the international box office.
On the other hand, the John Watt Spider-Man reboot franchise’s finale hasn’t just won over the commercial market. It is also a favourite amongst critics scoring a 93% fresh rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Johny Oleksinski, the New York Post’s film critic, called the film “deeply satisfying,” and praised Tom Holland’s performance as one for the ages. “This time, his Peter’s got gravitas, emotional oomph, brutality, believable love, an anguished scene in the rain!” he wrote. “The movie is the actor’s best performance yet, in anything, Spandex or no.”