The fabled Holiday weekend has done its thing, as Spider-Man: No Way Home will pass $1 billion over the weekend. As such, it has now become the highest-grossing film of 2021. The title was held by The Battle of Lake Changjin, which was a strong Chinese release with $904 million. It earned an amazing $19.7M on Christmas Eve and stands at a strong $405.5M domestically. With that, it has passed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to become their highest-grossing film in the domestic market. As of now, the film has garnered $900M worldwide and will likely pass the mark either tonight over Christmas Day or the latest on Sunday.
If the film passes the $1 billion over Christmas Day, it’ll tie with Avengers: Infinity War to reach that milestone. Avengers: Endgame still has that title with five days. It’ll be the first to pass the billion mark since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. What makes this film stand out is that it’ll pass this benchmark without a Chinese release, as it’s only the fifth film to manage the benchmark, which includes The Dark Knight, Joker, PIrates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Alice in Wonderland. At this rate, it’ll inch closer to the releases like Frozen with $1.45B, or even Avengers: Infinity War with $2.048B. Developments in the new year will offer a clearer picture.