Despite concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the film opened globally with $587.2m over the weekend.
Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed $14m at the Middle East box office, including $5.2m in Saudi Arabia, $1.3m in Egypt, and $4.1m in the UAE, making it the #5 opening weekend of all time in the region.
The film was released across cinemas on December 16. The movie premiered at Reel Cinemas by Emaar on December 15 after the trailer was projected on Burj Khalifa on December 14.
Fans at the premiere were welcomed by a state-of-the-art hologram installation recreating the Multiverse portal and a swarm of paparazzi on the red carpet pursuing attendees and giving them a glimpse of the life of the exposed superhero.
Directed by Jon Watts, the third chapter in Holland’s trilogy takes place after Peter Parker’s identity is revealed to the world, upending the lives of his girlfriend MJ (Zendaya), his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) and his aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Desperate to restore a drop of normalcy, Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and accidentally unleashes a multiverse — featuring plenty of villains from past Peter Parker timelines. In a crossover event of epic proportions, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Otto Octavius drop by to wreak havoc and torment Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has been rated PG-12 in KSA, PG in Kuwait and Lebanon, G in Egypt and PG-13 for the rest of the region by the Motion Picture Association. The film is now playing exclusively in cinemas.