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Another record-breaking milestone has been added to Spidey’s long list of achievements: becoming the third-highest-grossing film in US history. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has now surpassed “Avatar” by James Cameron. 

Domestically, “No Way Home” gained $760.988 million, overtaking “Avatar” at $760.5 million. It is partly due to Valentine’s Day surge of $1.615 million, ultimately thrusting Marvel’s recent blockbuster to the record-breaking achievement. 

“No Way Home” was released in the US on December 17, with Tom Holland and Zendaya as lead actors. The milestone arrives only 60 days following its release. 

The newest installment in the Spider-Man franchise now sits at $1.8 billion globally, notably before its China launch. It puts it in the international all-time list at eighth place, the spot where “Avatar” is tightly sitting. 

The sci-fi movie by James Cameron has been battling off Disney-owned films since the moment it boosted to the summit of the US box office in 2009. In 2015, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (currently at number one) bested “Avatar,” then later in 2019, “Avengers: Endgame” (currently at number two) surpassed the film. 

“Black Panther” currently stands at fifth place following “No Way Home” and “Avatar,” with “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Titanic,” “Jurassic World,” “The Avengers,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” closely sitting at the tenth place.


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