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With over a billion dollars, “Spider-Man 3” releases Chinese film as BIGGEST box office of 2021

“Spider-Man: No Return Home” is officially the biggest box office of 2021.

In a year in which the box office did not fully return to normal due to the pandemic, the film managed to break records that existed before COVID-19.

The partnership between Sony and Marvel provided the third-largest U.S. premiere in cinematic history, as well as the fifth film to hit the billion-dollar box office mark without opening in China, an incredibly impressive feat at the time. era of the pandemic. .

The film totals US $ 467.3 million in the United States and US $ 587.1 million internationally, for a total of US $ 1.05 billion worldwide.

“Spider-Man: No Return Home” also topped the Chinese blockbuster “The Battle of Changjin Lake” and became the world’s biggest box office hit of the entire year.

“The Battle of Changjin Lake,” which was the most expensive film ever to be produced in China, grossed more than $ 902 million at the box office.

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“No Back Home” was also the first film to cross the billion dollar mark since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” ($ 1.073 billion) in December 2019.

It’s the 49th film to surpass $ 1 billion in unadjusted global earnings, but it’s only the 5th to do so without China.

Without a release date in China, it is on the list of unreleased billion-dollar films, such as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Death Chest” ($ 1.066 billion in 2006), “The Dark Knight” ($ 1.004 billion in 2008), “Alice in Wonderland” ($ 1.025 billion in 2010) and “The Joker” ($ 1.073 billion in 2019).

The film also topped “Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle” ($ 404 million) as the highest grossing box office in Sony Pictures HISTORY.

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Directed again by Jon Watts, the cast includes Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei, JK Simmons, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Martin Starr and Jacob Batalon.

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