After having grazed the summit with its Monday ticket office, Spider-Man: No Path Home officially crossed the $ 500 million mark at the US box office, marking the first film in Sony Pictures history to achieve this accomplishment. Official numbers have yet to be released, but the Marvel Studios co-production has definitely hit the mark and now almost certainly makes it into the Top 15 All-Time Movies nationwide (H / T Variety), having almost certainly beaten the 2017 live-action remake of The beauty and the Beast. Let’s break down the film’s box office success below and how it relates to Sony’s studio history, the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and national box office totals in general.
While Spider-Man: No Way Home is technically the highest-grossing Sony Pictures release in the country, if inflation adjustments are factored in, it’s still only Sony’s # 4 movie. Just before No Way Home, again, corrected for inflation, is the 1997 Men In Black with $ 250.69 million in domestic transportation, adjusted to $ 500.28 million (No Way Home has possibly already passed that); Spider-Man 2 from 2004 with $ 373.5 million, adjusted to $ 550.96 million after inflation; and the original 2002 Sam Raimi Spider-Man film with a hail of $ 403.7 million which is adjusted to $ 636.48 million. Considering No Way Home’s trajectory, it could rank No.2 on this list by the time it is completed.
Moving on to the MCU, where only four other movies out of the total 27 films in the “franchise” are above Spider-Man: No Way Home, making it the # 5 MCU movie nationally. Number four on the list is Marvel’s The Avengers from 2012 with $ 623.3 million; at No.3 Avengers: Infinity War with $ 678.8 million; at # 2 Black Panther with $ 700,059 million; and finally # 1 Avengers: Endgame with $ 858 million. It’s possible that Spider-Man: No Way Home could overtake The Avengers, but it will take a small miracle (and a drop in the number of COVID-19 infections).
Finally, the domestic Top 15 in total. Just before Spider-Man: No Way Home is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($ 515.2 million), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($ 532.1 million), The Dark Knight ($ 533.72) million), The Lion King (2019) ($ 543.6 million) and Incredibles 2 ($ 608 million). All five appear to be films that No Way Home will be able to overtake in the next three weeks, which would place it in the Top 10 national films of all time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains the No. 1 film at the domestic box office with $ 936.6 million domestically, a pipe dream for Spider-Man: No Way Home to be made at this point because The Force Awakens had grossed 71. million dollars more than No. Way Home at this same stage of its release.