The film Spider-Man: No Way Home is predicted to be the first and only billion-dollar film of 2021. Many people think that this film will achieve an achievement that no other film has achieved in nearly two years, namely reaching the US $1 billion or IDR 14.2 trillion (exchange rate of IDR 14,200) in worldwide ticket sales.
This prediction is not impossible considering how previously the debut of this film has broken box office records. In less than a week in theaters, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films reached US$ 751.3 million or Rp. 10.66 trillion (exchange rate of Rp. 14,200) worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2021.
“I wouldn’t bet against Spider-Man and his ability to rise to the $1 billion box office,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.
After securing more than $600 million worldwide over the weekend, Spider-Man: No Way Home continued to record high ticket sales through Tuesday and grossed over $150 million at the global box office. . Towards the weekend, this trend is expected to continue.
Film analysts predict that Spider-Man: No Way Home will easily cross the $1 billion mark this weekend. If the film doesn’t surpass that figure this weekend, it will likely next week.
Because every year the eight-day span between Christmas and New Year is one of the most auspicious periods for the film industry. “Beyond $1 billion (by 2021) is a foregone conclusion at this point, barring a drastic turnaround from the pandemic events,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.
“Considering how recently some people doubted that the (film) industry will be able to see performance at this scale in the near future as the world grapples with Covid variants, vaccine distribution and various market restrictions, that is a remarkable achievement.”