Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first film to surpass $1 billion during the pandemic, just 12 days after its release.
The film, starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch, has grossed $1.05 billion globally, despite competition from Sing 2 and the fourth Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections.
It beat the latest James Bond movie No Time to Die, which made $774m at the box office and which was the highest-grossing Hollywood film of 2021 and the pandemic.
It also beat Chinese film The Battle of Lake Changjin, which has earned more than $905m worldwide.
Over the three-day weekend, the movie by Disney's Marvel Studios and Sony has earned an estimated $81.5 million, down 69% from the first weekend.
It is the third-fastest film ever to cross $1 billion - tied with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
No Way Home has not been released in China, which is currently the world's biggest cinema market.
The 2019 film Spider-Man: Far From Home - the first Spider Man movie to reach the $1bn mark- is still the highest-grossing move in the franchise, with $1.132bn in ticket sales.
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