It has occurred. After Sooryavanshi, Spider-Man: No Way Home is another biggie that has had a strong start at the box office. Defying all expectations, the film has broken multiple first-day box office records, particularly when compared to theatrical releases after the outbreak, particularly after the second wave.
In 2021, a few films from the South did well, notably Master, Vakeel Saab, and Annatthe, all of which had strong opening days. The exhibition business, on the other hand, is gazing at a possible blockbuster in the making, thanks to the way the Hollywood superhero film has opened.
The film has a staggering opening weekend gross of 36 crores*, significantly above expectations. It had thought that a double-digit opening for any film would come at a premium until just a week ago, and now here comes this film, which brings more than this from pure advance booking for the first day. The incredible opening is more than quadruple what would have been a fair number in the first place, especially considering the circumstances, and that’s what makes Spider-Man: No Way Home so memorable.
The decision to release the picture on Thursday paid off handsomely, and while a drop is predicted today, it should rise again on Saturday and Sunday.
The final figures are still pending.