Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Spider Man” on Steroids: Triple-Star Marvel Pic Makes $405 Million in Just 9 Days


It’s “Spider Man” on steroids.

“No Way Home,” the 20 year culmination of 8 Spider Man movies, has now made $895 million worldwide in just 9 days.

The US part of that is just over $405 million.

The movie stars all three Spider Men from the series history, Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.

It also features a number of villains from past adventures including Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, and Thomas Haden Church.

Directed by Jon Watts, “No Way Home” is a record breaker. With a cost of $200 million, the money is coming back over and over. It’s a real win for producer Amy Pascal, and for Marvel which combined forces for the first time with Sony Pictures to make a cross studio movie.

When a movie is this much of a blockbuster, the remuneration is considered the reward. Much as fans love it, “No Way Home” is not an Oscar movie. The irony is, of course, that Garfield will be nominated for an Oscar, but for another movie. He’s among the leading contenders for an Oscar from “Tick Tick Boom,” directed by Lin Manuel Miranda, about the life of Jonathan Larson.

The irony of Spider Man’s financial success should not be lost on us during this COVID outbreak. Fans are crowding into literally the most number of theaters a movie can be in at a time that is literally dangerous heath-wise. While Broadway is partially shut down and other movies aren’t faring well, “No Way Home” could turn out to be a breeding ground for Omicron. But no one seems to care. Fans feel as invincible as super heroes!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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