The new movie Spider-Man has set a record for ticket sales in the UK before its long-awaited release, according to reports.
The Marvel movie, called Spider-Man: No Way Home, sold more than 150,000 tickets in the first 24 hours of sale at Vue Cinemas, the company said.
Sales are more than double those of the previous record holder, Avengers: Endgame, and five times the first day sales of James Bond’s latest film, No Time To Die, the Sunday Times reported.
“We will look back on Bond as a milestone,” Vue founder Tim Richards told the paper.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland, premieres in UK cinemas on December 15.
It has also hit record sales at Cineworld, and movie sites in the United States are reportedly collapsing under the weight of demand, the Sunday Times reported.
The final trailer for the film was released in November, with fans expressing their excitement for the inclusion of bad guys from previous films starring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.
The trailer included appearances from old bad Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Jamie Foxx Electro.
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Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman also appears, as does Rhys Ifans as Lizard.
In Spider-Man’s latest film, Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as Doctor Strange, alongside Zendaya as MJ and Jacob Batalon as Ned.
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