The Jon Watts-directorial also crossed the $600 million mark in worldwide collections and solidified its status as the biggest post-pandemic release. India’s contribution to the global number stands at about 3%, according to BOI.
The film has seen the third biggest global debut of all time, only trailing behind two other Marvel films – Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Avengers: Infinity War (2017).
Spider-Man: No Way Home released in India on Thursday, a day ahead of its global release, and collected Rs 33 crore on day one. It performed the best in the Hindi-speaking circuits of Delhi and UP that contributed over Rs 18 crore to the four-day collections, while South India made up 35% of its business, as per the BOI report. The film performed below par in Mumbai due to the 50% occupancy rule in cinemas, the report added.
The Telugu-speaking states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana saw a drop in No Way Home’s numbers after the premiere of Pushpa, and the release of 83 this week could further impact the film’s box-office performance in India.
With actors Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon reprising their roles as Spider-Man, Michelle Jones aka MJ, and Ned Leeds, respectively, No Way Home also features Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange.
Cumberbatch took over the role of Spider-Man’s mentor, previously occupied by Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and then by Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury in Spider-Man: Far From Home. No Way Home follows Peter Parker alias Spider-Man as he fights multiple villains from earlier Spider-Man films, who return after Doctor Strange unleashes the multiverse to help Parker.
A potential contributing factor behind the film’s massive success could be the appearances of actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, who played Spider-Man in former films. While Maguire was the first actor to play the character in movies, Garfield appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man films. Holland was introduced as the titular superhero in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming.