‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is about to achieve yet another box office milestone when it passes the original domestic run of ‘Avatar’. The Sony and Marvel movie will become the third highest-grossing movie of all time, not adjusted for inflation, and is expected to reach this mark by Tuesday.

The Tom Holland movie brought in another $9.6 million over the weekend, finishing on Sunday with an accumulated earning of $749 million in the sale of tickets. This puts it just a million dollars shy of $749.8 million, which is what James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ made in its initial domestic run. 

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When subsequent releases are considered, ‘Avatar’ stands at $760.5 million in cumulative earnings. While the initial run of ‘Spider-Man’ could well surpass that as well, there are no guarantees for now. 

However, when seen from the perspective of global markers, ‘No Way Home’ does not have a chance of overtaking ‘Avatar’ in terms of earnings. The science-fiction movie retains its number one spot in the world, with a whopping collection of $2.84 billion in its lifetime. It was briefly one-upped by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ until the movie was released again in China in March 2021. 

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Comparatively, ‘No Way Home’ has earned a little over $1.02 billion internationally, for a total global haul of $1.77 billion. This makes it the sixth highest-grossing movie of all time, not adjusted for inflation. Considering that the film didn’t release in China, which is the world’s largest box office market, the webslinger’s feat seems all the more impressive. 

‘No Way Home’ has become the first movie after the pandemic to manage to do business like before, and cement its spot among the biggest titles of all time. 

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In the domestic market, the leading spots in the list of top-grossing movies belong to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with $936.7 million, followed by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ which made $858.4 million, ‘Avatar’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’.