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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ beat ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, becomes second-highest opening weekend of all time

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” has become the second-highest domestic opening of all time. beating ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.

While Sony had expected the Marvel Cinematic Universe film to gross $253 million in its debut weekend in theaters, it ended up grossing more than $260 million. “No Way Home” exceeded “Avengers: Infinity War’s” $257 million haul from the previous year.

According to Comscore data, “Avengers: Endgame” remains the highest-grossing domestic film opening of all time, with $357.1 million.

“It’s likely that the massive press coverage for the incredible, record-smashing performance of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ caused a bigger than expected Sunday haul,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “This demonstrates why the reporting of weekend figures on Sunday is so important to studios.”

Box office analysts expect audiences to return to theaters to see the movie multiple times, as was the case with “Endgame.” It’s also anticipated to enjoy solid ticket sales over the next few weeks.

“Even with omicron concerns in play right now, there is a clear runway for a strong run through the holidays pending any extreme developments,” Robbins said. “Word of mouth is through the roof. Moviegoers are embracing this event film and the theatrical experience driving it.”