'Spider-Man' smashes pandemic-era record at the box office

Latest instalment of the Marvel superhero rakes in $260m across North America on its opening weekend and a further $341m from the rest of the world

24 December 2021 - 00:00 By Brian Eckhouse and Christopher Palmeri

Spider-Man fans jammed theatres across North America, shattering the opening-weekend record for a movie released during the pandemic, even as Covid surged in many places.

Spider-Man: No Way Home generated $260.1m (R4.1bn) in US and Canada ticket sales in its debut, Comscore said this week...

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