Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally in theatres, and fans can not get enough. The MCU Spidey threequel serves as a celebration of the character's nearly 20-year cinematic history while also moving along the story for Peter Parker and the Marvel Studios canon. Since its December 17, 2021 release, No Way Home has broken multiple records at the box office, showing no signs of slowing down.
The latest web-slinging effort from Sony and Marvel was the center of much discussion for most of the past year. This caused fan anticipation to boil over at points, making it the biggest movie in more than two years and posting some of the best box office numbers of all time.
Whether it was the myriad Multiversal rumors circling the project for months or the public itching to get back to theaters, No Way Home is a certified hit both commercially and critically.
Reviews have been stellar for the film, making it the highest critically rated live-action Spidey flick on Rotten Tomatoes. And now that fans have gotten the chance to take in No Way Home in all its glory, the movie has smashed yet another moviemaking record.
No Way Home Breaks Rotten Tomatoes Record
Spider-Man: No Way Home has been named the highest-rated movie in terms of audience rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
The film currently sits at a 99% audience approval rating with more than 25,000 verified audience reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes tweeted in celebration of No Way Home's recent achievement, saying:
"With a 99% Audience Score, Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently our highest rated movie with a minimum of 20k Verified Audience Ratings"
For comparison, Spider-Man 2 currently sits at 82% audience approval, The Amazing Spider-Man has 77%, and Homecoming has 87% in the same metric.
The People Love Spider-Man
Well, were all these accolades unexpected? Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the most-anticipated movies of all time, and not only did it deliver on much of what was promised, but it exceeded expectations in many's eyes.
People love Spider-Man, and people love this movie. So it is no surprise that they are making it known by way of box office receipts and Rotten Tomato scores.
The biggest thing to watch out for here will be the movie's staying power. While right now the Spidey frenzy is at its peak, what do these audience approval numbers look like a year or two down the line?
In most cases, while fan approval may be high upon a project's launch, more time spent with something allows for that positive energy to dissipate. However, this might not be the case with something like No Way Home.
Certain movies break that mold and only gain steam as people can sit back and think about them. A fantastic example comes in the form of another Spider-Man property: Into the Spider-Verse.
If one were to just look at the box office numbers of Spider-Verse, they would think the film was reviled when in actuality that is not the case at all. Movie-goers loved that movie when it came out and have only fallen more in love with it as time has passed.
Though No Way Home is faring much better at the ticket counter, it will likely have that same everlasting gobstopper effect where this love will never die down, maybe even growing as audiences see the movie multiple times.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theatres worldwide now.