Most recent Spider Man The cinematic adventure won rave reviews from film critics on Tuesday, and box office analysts predicted the superhero show would set pandemic-era sales records in U.S. theaters this week-end.
Spider-Man: No Coming Home produced by the Sony Corporation and Walt Disney Co film studio stars Tom Holland in his third appearance as Marvel’s superhero and Zendaya as his girlfriend, MJ. The film hits theaters exclusively on Friday.
From Tuesday afternoon, No coming home had a positive score of 98% out of 65 reviews collected on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Fans said the storyline would appeal to old and new fans alike.
“Spider-Man: No Coming Home is a goliath that feels destined to devour the world, a potent combination of the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe and nostalgia for what came before,” said Esther Zuckerman of Thrillist.
Brian Truit from USA today called the film “a rousing entry that doubles as a love letter to the comic book character, a film about second chances, and a cleverly crafted reminder of that famous adage, ‘With great power comes great responsibility. ‘”
Demand for advance tickets has been strong, a welcome sign for cinema chains still struggling to attract audiences amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The holiday season around Christmas generally ranks as the second-highest time of year for movie releases, but recent box office tallies are well below pre-pandemic levels.
by Steven Spielberg West Side Story remake disappointed with $10.6 million in domestic ticket sales last weekend, sparking new questions in Hollywood about what it will take to bring crowds back to theaters. First day presales for No coming home were the highest recorded by ticket seller Fandango since 2019 Avengers: Endgame, the second highest-grossing film of all time.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior box office analyst at Comscore, said he expects No coming home to carry over $130 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada during its opening weekend. A debut at this level would mark the first weekend of over $100 million since December 2019.
“This will erase much of the negative news that preceded and provide a positive reset for theaters as we head into 2022 at the box office,” Dergarabedian said.