Will Spider-Man: No Way Home become the biggest Marvel movie ever?
For a while, it seemed like the MCU’s vogue was slowly fading away. After Avengers: Endgame, the world of Marvel’s heroes and villains took a severe hit in ticket sales, not helped in the slightest by the whole COVID situation. Even some of the most critically-acclaimed MCU films of the year, like Shang-Chi, have had disappointing ticket sales in the grand scheme of things.
Leave it to the world’s most popular superhero to reverse the MCU’s luck. Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be a monumental event for the MCU – and it’s already one of the franchise’s biggest record breakers.
The movie also comes packed with some great news for fans of the MCU, as it’s been confirmed that Tom Holland is here to stay as everyone’s favourite Friendly Neighbor. With the insane amount of hype that’s being built up around Spidey’s return to the big screen, is really not that surprising to hear that the movie is on its way to becoming one of the MCU’s most popular releases.
The Unstoppable Spider-Man
One thing to keep in mind is that Spider-Man’s popularity is a global phenomenon. This might be one of the reasons why the movie is set to release internationally two days before its debut in the United States. Latin American territories and some European markets will get to see the film on December 15, while Americans will have to wait until the 17.
This move has helped Spider-Man: No Way Home pull some impressive sales numbers in offshore territories. In Mexico alone, the movie made $7M during the pre-sale’s first 24 hours. That number alone sounds impressive enough, but it becomes even more shocking when you realize that that’s over 40% more than Endgame did in the same country in the same time frame.
The story is similar in the UK, where Spider-Man is dethroning the ever-so-popular 007 in ticket sales. Spider-Man: No Way Home sold 150,000 tickets in the first 24 hours of the pre-sale, Beating Bond’s record five times over. Considering that No Time to Die was also one of the most awaited Bond movies in Daniel Craig’s career, it’s nothing short of impressive what the MCU has achieved in this territory.
London-based ODEON cinemas also report some astounding ticket sales in their theatres. The film sold 200,000 advance tickets during its first week of sales, smashing the previous record held by Avengers: Endgame.
Fans and Trailers
In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the popularity of trailers. Teaser trailers are made as sneak peeks for the trailers themselves, proving that die-hard fans are willing just as interested in trailers as they are in the movies they advertise.
Spider-Man: No Way Home’s trailers has also been making waves in social media, partly due to the fan theories that have emerged from the movie’s mysterious plot. Fans have spent hours watching the trailers, looking for a clue about the future of the MCU and the introduction of the Multiverse.
The trailer for No Way Home also broke some impressive records ever since its release. The Guinness World Records webpage states that the trailer now holds the record for the ‘most viewed movie trailer in 24 hours,’ amassing up to 355.5 million views across all platforms on its first day. The previous record-holder was Avengers: Endgame, all but confirming the fact that Spider-Man: No Way Home is on its way to becoming the most successful crossover event in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.