In its latest feat, the Sony and Marvel superhero blockbuster is passing up the original run of Avatar at the domestic box office to rank as the No. 3 movie of all time, not adjusted for inflation.
The pic should accomplish the milestone by Tuesday.
No Way Home earned another $9.6 million over the weekend to finish Sunday with $749
million in ticket sales, less than a $1 million shy of the $749.8 million grossed by James Cameron`s Avatar in its original domestic run, not adjusted for inflation.
Including earnings from subsequent rereleases, Avatar ranks as the third topgrossing film of all time domestically with $760.5 million in earnings.
No Way Home should ultimately land north of $760 million, but there are no guarantees. Globally, however, No Way Home doesn`t have a shot at besting Avatar.
Avatar remains the No. 1 film of all time worldwide after earning $2.84 billion throughout the course of its lifetime. For a brief period, it was passed up by Avengers: Endgame until it was rereleased in China in March of 2021.
Overseas, No Way Home has earned north of $1.02 billion for a global haul of $1.77 billion to rank as the No. 6 movie of all time, not adjusted for inflation.
The milestone is all the more impressive considering the superhero pic has not played in theaters in China, which presently ranks as the world`s biggest box office market. Since ‘
No Way Home’ debuted on the screen in mid-December, it has been breaking records one after another.
It was the first Hollywood film to open a business before the pandemic, making it one of the biggest films in history.
In Korea, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) topped the list of highest-grossing films, followed by Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million), Avatar, and Spider-Man. : I can’t go home.”