‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Dashes To $1B+ Global For Pandemic-Era First, Is Top 2021 Title WW – International Box Office

The latter for January 14, making Resurrections the sole Hollywood title currently dated there. The IMAX running total is $6.6M and Italy and China are still on deck.
2 in Korea ($3.5M), Japan ($2.1M) and Indonesia ($600K) for the session and grossed $6.9M from a total seven material markets. The global cume is $16.9M. Disney/20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man debuted in a handful of significant offshore markets this weekend with the UK opening Sunday for Boxing Day. It launched at No.
Spain is coming in at $1.6M, ahead of new openers Resurrections and West Side Story. Sing 2’s Italy estimate is $900K at No. 2 (box office is being affected by government decisions to mandate the FFP2 mask, a ban on consuming food and drink in cinemas, and a high of Covid cases reported on Friday). Australia opens today with an estimated $1.3M, including $600K from previews.
2 debuts (Germany, Hong Kong, Brazil, Spain, Taiwan). Resurrections had its best weekend debut in the UK (which was closed on Christmas Day) with $3.9M. There’s no question that Spider-Man is sucking a lot of oxygen out of the landscape, and this was to be expected. France came in on par with pandemic comp Shang-Chi at $3.1M and Mexico is tracking roughly along the lines of No Time To Die with a $2.2M start. As well as in the UK, there were several No.
The Top 10 markets overseas are as follows: UK ($68.9M), Mexico ($52.8M), Korea ($41.1M), France ($35.8M), Brazil ($31.7M), Australia ($31.4M), India ($29.7M), Russia ($28.5M), Italy ($21.2M) and Germany ($20M).
Mexico is looking at $3.6M including $1.1M from previews, the biggest pandemic animated opening and the third biggest all-time December opening for a toon. France is expected to deliver the biggest pandemic animation opening with $6M, including $2.1M from its ambitious preview campaign. 3 behind Spider-Man and the opening of local family/fantasy blockbuster Last Warrior 3. Russia/CIS is at an estimated $2.4M across 2,030 locations through Sunday; No. This is the market's biggest ever paid preview program for an animated title.
2 film of all time, behind only Spider-Man: Far From Home ($1.13B). Simply amazing. Refresh for latest…: Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is having a joyous holiday as it is now officially the first movie of the pandemic era to pass the $1B mark at the global box office. No Way Home is also the No. The worldwide gross through Sunday is $1.05B which makes this installment Sony's No. 1 title of the year worldwide — and one of the only movies of the modern era to ever reach $1B without China.
— that's just splitting hairs. What’s more, the Jon Watts-directed No Way Home got to the mark in just 12 days, ultimately crossing early Sunday rather than Christmas Day as had been anticipated, but at these stratospheric levels — and during a pandemic! Avengers: Endgame is the record holder, having done it in five. No Way Home is the the third-fastest title ever to $1B global, just behind Avengers: Infinity War's 11 days.
Australia begins play today. The Top 5 markets so far are Japan ($7.1M), Russia ($5.9M), UK ($3.9M), France ($3.1M) and Mexico ($2.2M).
No Way Home is tracking ahead of Spider-Man: Far From Home by 51% and Spider-Man: Homecoming by 99% for the same group of markets at current exchange rates.
The amazingly-reviewed Tom Holland/Zendaya/Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer added $121.4M at the international box office this weekend, including $3.5M from new opener Thailand. This lifts the offshore cume in 61 overseas markets to $587.1M for the No. 5 spot of the year overseas. The drop over the Christmas frame was 57%, and there’s plenty of runway ahead globally, along with Japan which releases on January 7. The domestic cume is $467.3M.
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Universal/Illumination’s Sing 2 also expanded this session, with a great 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and well positioned for the family holiday period. The sequel added 22 markets this weekend and grossed an estimated $19.2M. The forecasted international cume through Sunday (including holdovers) is $24.8M to reach a global total of $65.8M.
Debuting domestically this session, it had already been in a handful of offshore markets and now has a global total of $69.8M. In other continued, and expanded, play this weekend, Warner Bros’ The Matrix Resurrections added $35.2M for an offshore cume of $47.3M.
In IMAX, NWH's global total is now the format's biggest of 2021 at $61.5M.

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