Spider-Man: No Way Home was such a smash hit earlier this year that took the world by storm. It became one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, but it also reignited interest in the older versions of the Spider-Man film franchise, despite the fact that neither of them were particularly popular by the time those series finished in the 2000s and 2010s.
For example, The Amazing Spider-Man, featuring Andrew Garfield’s version of the wall-crawler, is now the number one movie on Netflix in the United States.
The ten-year-old picture was just uploaded to the site and rocketed to the top of the company’s film charts.
It is currently more popular than high-profile Netflix originals such as Senior Year, recent acquisitions such as the new Jackass 4.5, and even word-of-mouth smashes such as the new Indian action film RRR.
No Way Home is the third-biggest film in U.S. history, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Endgame. Worldwide, it’s the sixth-biggest movie ever with $1.89 billion in grosses. (The top five, if you’re curious: Avatar, Avengers: Endgame, Titanic, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Infinity War.) In comparison, The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $262 million in the U.S. and $757.9 million worldwide — not bad, but not anywhere in No Way Home’s league. In addition to Garfield, the film also starred Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as the Lizard — who also had a returning role in No Way Home alongside Garfield.