Cinemas bosses have been forced to warn viewers of the new Spider-Man film not to reveal spoilers in the foyer out of fear of brawls, it has been reported.
The hotly-anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland, has already become a box office smash, grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
The movie was released in mid December but many fans of the superhero are still making the trip to see him in action for the first time.
But cinema chain Odeon have had to put up signs warning viewers not to discuss the plot’s huge twists after leaving the cinema in case they spoil it for those waiting to go in – in case they start a fight.
Cinemas bosses have been forced to warn viewers of the new Spider-Man film not to reveal spoilers in the foyer out of fear of starting brawls. Pictured: Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Zendaya as MJ in the new film
‘It sounds extreme but there have been a few instances where people have queued for a long time to get in to see the movie, only to have people reveal the ending as they leave,’ a source told The Sun.
‘That’s often caused tension and the last thing cinema bosses want is arguments and potential scuffles breaking out.’
The publication added that staff have now erected a sign that reads: ‘Spoiler alert! please refrain from talking about the film you have just watched until you have left the building to prevent spoiling other guests’ experience. Thank you.’
While it is easier to turn off social media to avoid seeing pictures or accidentally reading the plot, fans have also claimed people intentionally giving away the film’s ending in the cinema foyer.
Taking it in: Spider-Man: No Way Home has continued to dominate the box office, and has raked in $536.6 million in its 13th day of release, according to Deadline
One Twitter user, Andrew Collinson said: ‘@ODEONCinemas A film as highly anticipated as Spiderman and we had people running down the corridor, entering the screen and shouting potential spoilers.
‘For a showing where people have waited a long time trying to avoid spoilers only for that to be allowed.’
Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first movie of the pandemic to earn over $1 billion, reaching the milestone in just 12 days.
It cost $200 million to make, according to Variety.
On Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, Spider-Man: No Way Home as earned a 98 percent audience score and a 93 percent critic score.
Critics have also praised the latest Spider-Man movie, which also features Zendaya, 25, as the superhero’s love interest Michelle ‘MJ’ Jones-Watson.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first movie of the pandemic to earn over $1 billion, reaching the milestone in just 12 days
Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly wrote that the movie goes much father than simple fan service.
‘So it’s safer maybe just to say that what seems at first like pure fan service turns out to be some of the best and by far the most meta stuff Marvel has done, tender and funny and a little bit devastating,’ she wrote.
As for the action sequences in the film, Rolling Stone’s David Fear wrote, ‘What we can say is this: Spiderman: No Way Home is a perfectly fine superhero movie.
‘It has a couple of great set pieces — the initial fight between Ock and Holland’s Spider-Man is proof that director Jon Watts has gotten increasingly better at staging these kinds of things; there’s a dizzying chase through Escher-like cityscapes that echoes a similar sequence in the first Doctor Strange movie, yet still feels inventive.’
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