UPDATE: Sony has officially confirmed that Spider-Man: No Way Home has surpassed Avatar .
The film grossed $ 1,615 million on Valentine’s Day, for a total of $ 760,988 million. Following the original news.
The news is not yet fully official, we are talking about estimates for now. But it looks like Spider-Man: No Way Home made it and beat Avatar to become the third most successful North American box office film ever. A result obtained thanks to the proceeds of 1.6 million dollars recorded during Valentine’s Day, which allowed him to reach the figure of 760.9 million.
Jon Watts ‘ film crossed that milestone in 60 days, in the middle of its ninth week in theaters. Avatar instead took nine months and a re-release in 2010 (during which it had grossed an additional 10.7 million) to reach the gross of 760.5 million .
Topping the domestic all-time chart are Star Wars: The Force Awakens (936.6 million) and Avengers: Endgame (858.3 million). It will be difficult for Spider-Man: No Way Home to climb the Top 10 further: the projections give his final proceeds around 785 million.
In the world, Avatar is still the champion
If we consider the global scene instead, Avatar is still the most successful film in the history of cinema with 2.84 billion dollars, followed by Avengers: Endgame with 2.79 billion. Spider-Man: No Way Home is sixth with 1.8 billion.
On December 16, Avatar 2 will arrive in American theaters , and we will finally see if it will be able to repeat the success of the founder of the saga, or if all this waiting has damaged it.