Spider-Man: No Way Home topped the South Korean box office on its first day of release. The number of viewers on the first day of this film is the highest since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
Based on data from the Korean Film Council reported by the Korea Herald on Thursday (16/16), the film, starring Tom Holland, managed to earn sales of 635,000 tickets on its premiere day, Wednesday (15/12).
Spider-Man: No Way Home accounted for 96.9 percent of total ticket sales on that day and beat Fast & Furious 9 which was watched by 400 thousand people on its first day of release.
Ticket sales for Spider-Man: No Way Home streaming ita also beat a number of other Marvel films, including Eternals which sold 296,000 tickets and Venom: Let There Be Carnage with 203.00 tickets on its first day.
A third MCU Spider-Man film was in talks for 2017, during production on Homecoming. In August 2019, negotiations between Sony and Marvel Studios changing their deal—in which they co-produced a Spider-Man film— ended with Marvel Studios leaving the project. However, negative reactions from fans resulted in a new deal between the two companies a month later. Watts, McKenna, Sommers, and Holland were announced at the same time. Filming began in October 2020 in New York City, before moving to Atlanta at the end of the month. During filming, Foxx and Molina were announced to appear in the film, reprising characters from the previous Spider-Man films. The title was revealed in February 2021. Filming also took place in Los Angeles and Iceland, and finished in mid-March 2021.
Spider-Man: No Way Home tells the story of the dilemma that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) feels after he is slandered and his identity exposed by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) before dying in a fight in London.
Spider-Man, whose identity is revealed as Peter Parker, is branded as the killer of Mysterio and makes everyone angry and hate him. Until then, Peter Parker had an idea. He went to Doctor Strange who had both fought against Thanos.
Spider-Man No Way Home was released in Indonesia on Wednesday (15/12), two days earlier than the broadcast in the United States which fell on Friday (17/12).
Pre-sale tickets have also been on sale since December 9-10. Marvel fans flocked to buy pre-sale tickets for the first day of screening on Wednesday (15/10), although others were forced to experience ticket cancellation dramas due to system errors.
Meanwhile, Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon asked fans who have watched Spider-Man: No Way Home movie not to divulge the storyline (spoiler) to others. The request was conveyed through a short video released ahead of the screening of the film.
In the 35-second video, Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon take turns giving important messages to the audience who will watch Spider-Man: No Way Home.
“We have a little message for you. When watching the film, please don’t give spoilers to other people,” they said.