Director James Cameron’s 2009 science-fiction epic “Avatar” has officially been displaced by Spider-Man: No Way Home to become the third-highest domestic grosser of all time.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” collected the remaining $1 million on Monday, pushing “Avatar” – and its mighty $760.5 million at the North American box office – down to the fourth place.
The latest Spider-Man movie, a culmination of Tom Holland’s trilogy, has earned a staggering $760.9 million at the domestic box office since it was released exclusively in December. With $224 million, Disney and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the second highest-grossing film of the pandemic era.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Just $1.50 Million Away From Beating Avatar At The Domestic Box Office
“‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ may have a higher average ticket price than ‘Avatar,’ but that does not diminish the magnitude of this achievement, coming at a time when the marketplace was impacted by a pandemic,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. Only a few months ago, it would have been unimaginable that the latest Spider-Man movie could leapfrogg over Avatar, which has been a box office mainstay for over a decade.”
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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the sixth-highest-grossing movie of all time, with $1.8 billion worldwide. Spidey’s cosmic challengers might remain out of reach, just like his domestic competitors. Due to the fact that each of the top five spots on the worldwide box office charts – “Avatar,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Titanic,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avengers: Infinity War” – has surpassed $2 billion. Without China, it may be impossible for “No Way Home” to meet that benchmark. Na’vi nation may have fallen in North America, but “Avatar” will retain its all-time global box office title with $2.802 billion.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” directed by Jon Watts, has set several box office records during its run on the big screen. With $260 million during its opening weekend, the film landed the second-largest domestic debut in history and the third-largest global debut ever with $600 million. In the end, it became the first pandemic-era film to cross $1 billion at the global box office.