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Spider-Man: No Way Home ‘beats Bond to set UK ticket-sale record before release’

The new Spider-Man film has set a ticket-sale record in the UK before its highly-anticipated 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 going on sale at Vue Cinemas, the company announced.

The sales are more than double the previous record holder, Avengers: Endgame, and five times the first-day sales of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, the Sunday Times reported.

Vue’s founder Tim Richards told the newspaper: "We will look back on Bond as a watershed."

Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland as the title character, opens in UK cinemas on 15 December.

It has also set a record for pre-sales at Cineworld and cinema websites in America reportedly crashed under the weight of demand, the Sunday Times said.

The latest trailer for the film was released in November, with fans voicing their excitement at the inclusion of villains from previous movies which starred Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.

The trailer included appearances from past villains Doctor Octopus, played by Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.

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Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman also makes an appearance, as does Rhys Ifans in the role of Lizard.

In the latest Spider-Man film, Benedict Cumberbatch reprises his role as Doctor Strange, along with Zendaya as MJ and Jacob Batalon as Ned.

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