Spider-Man: No Way Home swings to 6th highest grossing movie in history
The movie achieved this feat even without playing in China, which is the world's biggest moviegoing market.
Add another notch on Spider-Man: No Way Home's long list of box office achievements.
Over the weekend, Sony's comic book adventure became the sixth-highest grossing movie in history with US$1.69 billion at the global box office (not adjusted for inflation). It passed Jurassic World (US$1.67 billion) and The Lion King (US$1.66 billion) to secure that spot.
Now in its sixth weekend of release, Spider-Man: No Way Home returned to the No 1 slot in North America, adding US$14.1 million between Friday and Sunday, along with US$27.7 million overseas. The superhero epic, starring Tom Holland as Marvel's neighbourhood web-slinger, opened in December and has generated US$721 million at the North American box office and US$970.1 million internationally.
Outside of the United States, where No Way Home ranks as the fourth-biggest movie ever, Spidey's latest adventure has done especially well in the UK – Holland's birthplace – amassing US$116 million to date. Other top-earning territories include Mexico with US$73.4 million, South Korea with US$60.6 million and France with US$59.9 million. It's notable that No Way Home has managed to shatter records and smash expectations without playing in China, which is the world's biggest moviegoing market.