Tom Holland is in a movie called Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home went on sale at midnight. Movie ticket sites crashed within minutes as people rushed to get a seat for one of the most anticipated films of the year.
It is something that the box office has not experienced since the beginning of the Pandemic and a sign that the movie theater industry has a bright future.
The Pandemic nearly bankrupted some of the industry's largest exhibitors. The box office has been slow to rebound, but the last six months have provided confidence in an eventual recovery.
Disney and Sony co-produced the latest iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has sparked even more optimism. A surge in demand for tickets led to long online queue at ticket sites like Atom Tickets, MovieTickets.com, and Fandango.
Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Box Office.com, said that the film is showing it belongs near the top with a select few others. For anyone who doubted the communal draw of the theatrical experience over the past two years, look to this enthusiasm for Spider-Man as a major inflection point during the box office recovery period and the sign of a bright future ahead.
This kind of fervor has not been seen at the box office in a while.
Movie theater chains have been eagerly awaiting the debut of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," with some going as far as to provide additional incentives for moviegoers to pick up tickets for opening night.
AMC and Sony Pictures are giving 86,000 non-fungible token (NFTs) to members of its AMC Stubs Premiere, AMC Stubs A-List and AMC Investor Connect who ordered tickets for the December 16 opening of Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The high demand for tickets for Spider-Man is encouraging, as it could mean that the film will make over 100 million dollars in its debut.
The previous solo films for Spider-Man opened at $117 million in the year of 2017, and $92 million in the year of 2019.
It would be fitting that a Spider-Man movie could potentially be the first Pandemic-era release to break the $100 million opening weekend mark.
It should come as no surprise that pre-release online ticket sales for No Way Home are breaking the internet as excited fans clamor to be the first in the virtual line to grab their tickets for the film.
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