Sony Breaks Disney’s All-Time Box-Office Hold In Singapore With ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ At New No. 3 Spot

It’s official – Spider-Man has defeated The Avengers in Singapore.

Well, one of them at least, and all took were three Amazing Spider-Mans.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Sony’s latest outing of the spectacular wall-crawling, neighbourhood hero, Spider-Man: No Way Home has been beating expectations, not only as the most successful movie released in the current pandemic era, but also as a box office juggernaut that is beating the records of other blockbusters.

As of Wednesday, 2 February, the latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the third in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, crawled its way to the third spot in Singapore’s box-office records of all time. As of Thursday, the movie had a cumulative haul of S$13.86 million, pushing The Avengers (2012) to the fourth spot with its then haul of S$13.73 million.

This means that for the first time since 2019, Disney no longer holds the record of having the top five movies by box office takings in Singapore. However, the current top six movies in the Little Red Dot are still from Marvel Studios.

RankMovieBox Office
1Avengers: Endgame (Walt Disney Pictures, 2019) S$19.56 million
2Avengers: Infinity War (Walt Disney Pictures, 2018)S$16.22 million
3Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures, 2021)*S$13.86 million
4The Avengers (Walt Disney Pictures, 2012)S$13.73 million
5Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Pictures, 2015)S$13.11 million
6Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Pictures, 2013) S$12.94 million
7Jurassic World (United International Pictures, 2015)S$12.49 million
8Captain America: Civil War (Walt Disney Pictures, 2016) S$11.4 million
9Avatar (20th Century Fox, 2009) S$11.4 million
10Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount Pictures, 2011)S$11.11 million
*movie is still playing in cinemas.

This also makes it the first time in the last decade that Sony Pictures has entered Singapore’s Top 10 list of movies by box-office of all time. 

Starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Zendaya as Michelle “MJ” Jones-Watson, and Marisa Tomei as May Parker, the Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios film also sees the return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Peter/Spider-Man from their respective Spider-Man movie franchises, along with Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, and Thomas Haden Church as villains Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, The Lizard and Sandman respectively. The movie features a cameo by Charlie Cox, reprising his MCU role as lawyer Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.

Globally, the movie has also outperformed expectations, conquering a quiet month-end January period. The film swung to new heights and crossed the US$1 billion mark at the international box office with US$1.003 billion, for a global total of US$1.74 billion after adding a US domestic gross of over US$735 million.