In further encouraging signs for studios and exhibitors, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has reached $114.2m through Thursday (December 16) after two days of international release.
That combines with $50m in Thursday night previews from 3,767 locations in North America including IMAX and PLF screens, which delivered the third highest preview gross of all time, the biggest preview gross for Sony Pictures, the second highest December preview, and the second highest for a superhero film.
Returning to the international arena, Spidey is now active in 48 markets representing 87% of its footprint. The tentpole opened in Latin America to an excellent $19.3m and scored industry record opening days in Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador and ranks as the top debut by a Sony film in every market.
No Way Home earned $9m in Mexico; $3.6m in Brazil for the industry’s second biggest debut; $1.5m in Argentina; $1.1m in Peru for the industry’s second biggest debut; and $1m in Central America for the industry’s third biggest debut opening day.
Elsewhere results were vibrant as Australia delivered $6.3m and the industry’s third biggest debut; India produced $5.5m for the second highest industry launch; and Spain produced $2.3m for the sixth biggest Thursday of all time. No Way Home grossed $1.3m in Saudi Arabia for the highest opening day of all time and it took $1.2m in UAE for the fourth highest industry mark.
Australia, India, Saudi Arabia and UAE all delivered record opening days for Sony.
The film earned $10.1m on global IMAX screens through Thursday. North American previews produced $5.1m and the third highest Thursday preview ever for IMAX.
Seven markets delivered record IMAX opening days: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Panama, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Greece, and Egypt. There were second highest opening days in India, Cambodia, Mongolia and Colombia, and third highest opening days in Mexico, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Spider-Man: No Way Home produced record franchise IMAX opening days in 41 markets including the UK, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
This was also Sony’s biggest IMAX opening in 37 markets, among them: the UK, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Argentina.
Jon Watts directed No Way Home, which marks leading man Tom Holland’s third stand-alone entry in the franchise.