Spider-Man: No Way Home to surpass Titanic's rank at the box office

Spider-Man: No Way Home to surpass Titanic’s rank at domestic box office… as Tom Holland-led Marvel film on track to gross a whopping $666.5M

Spider-Man: No Way Home is smashing box office records despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The Tom Holland led Marvel film is on track to gross a whopping $666.5M by the end of the weekend, which will make it the sixth-highest grossing movie of all time.

The numbers place the movie ahead of 1997’s blockbuster disaster flick Titanic, which earned $659.3M at the North American box office.

Bos office gold: Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to become the sixth-highest grossing movie, of all time and is currently on track to net a whopping $666.5M by the end of the weekend

Deadline reported Spider-Man’s staggering numbers, with an insider telling the publication: ‘It’s an anomaly at the pandemic box office.’ 

The film has raked in roughly $30M a weekend since its December 17 release, and 54.4M tickets have been sold in the United States and Canada.

In addition to outstripping James Cameron’s Titanic in its fourth weekend, Spider-Man has also done better than most of the fan-favorite Star Wars films, all of which enjoyed Christmas time releases.  

Titanic: Spider-Man’s current weekend numbers place the movie ahead of 1997’s Titanic — which made $659.3M, however the film was the first to reach the billion-dollar mark in worldwide sales

Titles including The Last Jedi, Rogue One, and The Rise of Skywalker hovered around the $20M mark per weekend in pre-COVID times.

Streaming numbers are also likely to add to Spider-Man’s reign, with Starz getting the rights to the film 18 months after release — a projected date of July 2023.  

Titanic has the distinction of being the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark at the global box office after it enjoyed an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion.

More to come: Streaming numbers are also likely to add to Spider-Man’s reign, with Starz getting the rights to the film 18 months after release — a projected date of July 2023

While Spider-Man continued to fly high, the Jessica Chastain–starring action film The 355 has earned just a paltry $4.3M for a third-place finish.

The film currently has an unfortunate 26 percent rotten rating among critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes.

According to RelishMix, the poor showing may be due to disappointing word of mouth among viewers.

According to the social analytics firm, ‘Convo for The 355 swings mixed-negative, as fans feel like they’re being served a bit of a cliché cookie-cutter action package in the spirit of Charlie’s Angeles or “James Bond’s daughters” with a diverse mix of kick-a**, super-charged women.’ 

Viewers skipped it: While Spider-Man continued to fly high, the Jessica Chastain–starring action film The 355 has earned just a paltry $4.3M for a third-place finish

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