Los Angeles : With every passing day “Spider Man: No Way Home” crosses yet another milestone. Sony and Marvel’s superhero sensation is on the verge of crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office, a pandemic-era first.
The superhero film earned $19.7 million on Christmas Eve to finish Friday with $405.5 million in domestic ticket sales and become Sony’s top-grossing domestic title of all time.
The previous record-holder was 2017’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 2017 ($404.5 million).
The movie will achieve the $1 billion milestone by Sunday most likely, having already grossed a total $895.7 million worldwide.
The latest Spidey flick would one of the fastest films to cross the $1 billion threshold.
“Avengers: Endgame” is No.1 on the list (in five days), followed by “Avengers: Infinity War” (11 days) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (12). Christmas Day is “No Way Home‘s” 11th day in release.
Unsurprisingly, Spider Man is dominating the Christmas box office, although “Sing 2”, from Universal and Illumination, is no slouch either and should post a five-day opening of $40 million.
The animated family film opened Wednesday opposite “The Matrix Resurrections” and “The King’s Man”, both of which are struggling. (Matrix is also available on HBO Max.)