2021 American superhero film Spider-Man: No Way Home, has become the first pandemic-era film to make more than $1bn at the global box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of 2021.
It beat out the Chinese-made Korean War epic The Battle of Lake Changjin, which has grossed more than $905m worldwide.
According to media data analytics firm Comscore, the 2019 movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the last movie to gross more than $1bn.
The new Spider-man: No Way Home movie is co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
As of press time, the movie is yet to be released in China, which is currently the world’s biggest cinema market.