Box office forecasts for Spider-Man: No Way Home have predicted a sense-shattering opening weekend for the film. Now that the numbers from the film’s domestic Thursday night previews are starting to come in, it looks like the weekend total may exceed even the most generous of guesses.
Deadline is reporting that No Way Home took in $50 million yesterday, making it the third-largest Thursday previews take ever behind only Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The $50M ranks as the biggest preview night take of the pandemic, dusting the $13.2M made by Black Widow and now stands as the best preview night take for a Spider-Man film, more than tripling what Spider-Man: Homecoming took in back in 2017.
No Way Home, which currently holds the highest Rotten Tomatoes ranking of any live-action Spider-Man movie, now looks to be on pace for a $100 million Friday and some forecasts predict the domestic opening weekend totals could exceed $250 million and push $1B in global profits.