‘Spiderman: No Way Home’, the latest instalment in the Spiderman series of films, grossed $260m (£196m/€230m) during its debut North American box office weekend – the second-biggest total in regional cinema history.
The figure, according to Variety, beat an initial estimate of $253m and was second only to ‘Avengers: Endgame’, which opened to $357m in April 2019.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’, which previously held second place with $257m from its opening weekend, was pushed down to third in the all-time list.
Internationally, Spiderman: No Way Home grossed $340.8m from another 60 countries around the world, pushing its global total to $600.8m.
This meant the film placed third in the all-time global rankings, behind Avengers: Infinity in second on $640m and runaway success Avengers: Endgame in first with $1.2bn.
Spiderman: No Way Home has been one of the most anticipated titles of the year, with the film bringing together the three most recent Spiderman actors, including incumbent Tom Holland, along with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Other leading names in the film include Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx and Willem Dafoe.
Co-producers Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have already confirmed that a sequel is currently in development.