There's no doubt that the anticipation for Spider-Man: No Way Home has just been through-the-roof, especially with the appearances of the villains from the past Spider-Man films and the long-time speculations that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be showing up. So far, none of the people involved in the film has confirmed the rumor.
When tickets went on sale last Monday, there were several reports that different ticketing sites were crashing which tell that a lot of people are indeed excited to see the film and want to see it as soon as possible. It even held the record for the biggest opening day pre-sales in Fandango since Avengers: Endgame. It is very clear that there is huge excitement for the film already prior to the release.
Now, according to Box Office Pro, Spider-Man: No Way Home is projected to earn between $190 to 250 million during its domestic opening weekend. If that will actually happen, it would be the biggest domestic opening weekend record during the pandemic (beating Venom: Let There Be Carnage's $90 million). Not only that, but it would also become the biggest domestic opening weekend ever for any Spider-Man film.
Spider-Man 3 currently holds the record as the Spider-Man film with the biggest domestic opening weekend as it earned $151.1 million. The last two MCU Spider-Man films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home only earned $117 million and $92.5 million, respectively, during their domestic opening weekend.
If No Way Home does end up earning with the projected numbers during its domestic opening weekend, it will be very impressive given that it is still the pandemic where the box office outcome has been lower than usual compared to the pre-pandemic numbers, but it does show that the general audience is very much excited to see the film and the anticipation is on the same level as Avengers: Endgame.
With all the rumors that Maguire and Garfield will be showing up in the film, it is very likely that No Way Home will indeed break the record with the biggest domestic opening weekend of any Spider-Man film. There's also the fact that people would like to see it as soon as possible given how spoiler-heavy it is and with all the big surprises that may come aside from the rumors that we already know. Fortunately, the film will come very, very soon.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to be released in theaters this coming December 17.