“Spider-Man: No Way Home” the Marvel cinematic Universe, had been one of the most anticipated movie this thanksgiving season and its ticket went on sale and with such a rush within minutes domestic movie ticket sites began to crash as fans made an effort to secure a reservation for this long awaited movie. The official trailer for “Spider-Man: No Way Home had rocked the airways just last week, and it looked quite promising given the characters being starred, there is the likes of Tom Holland, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Marc Webb’s in the trailer.
Though the two Spider-Man stars in the official trailer for the upcoming MCU movie wadn’t disclosed. It is okay to comfortably say, that since the coronavirus pandemic, the movie industry haven’t experienced such surge of crowd, especially in cinematic scenes, but with this release and reaction from the pulic the industry looks to an even brighter future.
Overnight, the latest production of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a co-production between Disney and Sony, has sparked even more optimism. Ticketing sites such as Fandango, Cinemark, Atom Tickets, and MovieTickets.com and movie theater sites like AMC and Regal saw a high ticket demand that left many dissapointed stood up in hour-long online queues.
AMC partnered with and Sony Pictures to offer 86,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to members of its AMC Stubs Premiere, AMC Stubs A-List and AMC Investor Connect who ordered tickets for the Dec. 16 opening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in advance.
The box office had admitted that since 2019 when advanced tickets for movie titles like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” went on sale they hadn’t known such demand until now. Box office analysts had no doubt been optimistic that “Spider-Man: No Way Home” film could top $100 million during its debut by December. Judging by the previous solo films for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man opened at and $92 million and $117 million in 2019 and 2017 respectively, according to Comscore.
Movie theater chains have been eagerly awaiting the debut of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” with some providing additional incentives for fans to pick up tickets for the opening night.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore in his words – “It would be entirely fitting that a Spider-Man movie could potentially be the first pandemic-era release to break the $100 million opening weekend mark,” he said stressing that Sam Raimi’s 2002 “Spider-Man” was the first film in the history of cinema to open to more than $100 million at the box office.
Every Marvel fan is ready to see the Sinister Six from Marvel Comics make their live-action Marvel Universe debut in No Way Home and take on Tom Holland’s web-slinging Avenger, but now it seems some MCU fans won’t be lucky enough to see the movie on opening night.
In a recent interview with Empire Magzine, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked about fan expectations surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home, cautioning Marvel fans about the danger of disappointment when certain expectations don’t come true.
Tickets for Spider-Man: No Way Home were released at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 29, and numerous fans were left lamenting their inability to secure tickets.