The first movie of the pandemic to gross $1 billion box office? Spider Man: No Way Home.
Twelve days and $1.05B later, and Spider Man: No Way Home just became the first movie since 2019 to hit the Billi mark. It also the only film of the pandemic era to make $1 billion worldwide. Two other Marvel movies reached that milestone in less time. Avenger's Endgame did it in five days, while Infinity War did it in 11.
Obviously when word got out of the potential premise of the movie (no spoilers here), people flocked to see Tom Holland's third Spider Man film. It's pretty impressive that the movie reached this mark this fast, especially with the spread of the Omicron variant.
The last film to hit one billion box office was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which aired back in December of 2019. The common denominator? Disney. The series is a collaboration between the Disney-owned powerhouse Marvel Studios and Sony, which owns film rights to the Spider-Man character.
Spider Man No Way Home also becomes the 48th film in history to gross over 1 billion at the global box office.