Rush for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Tickets Sparks Wave of Jokes, Memes

Huge demand for tickets to go and see the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home set off a frenzy among fans, causing several box office sites to crash.

Interest in the highly anticipated blockbuster pushed demand for tickets to levels not seen since before the pandemic. They were released at midnight on November 29 and many fans also reported lengthy waiting times before they were able to purchase tickets on websites.

Others noted that tickets were already being resold on eBay at prices ranging from $200 to $25,000.

The frenzy sparked a wave of jokes and memes on social media, as moviegoers laughed about trying and either failing or succeeding to get tickets at their local cinemas all over the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis shared a screenshot of one of the listings and the staggering price being sought.

This installment of the beloved franchise will be Tom Holland's third standalone film and many characters from previous Spider-Man films are expected to feature.

Fans have long speculated that former Spider-Man stars Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be involved somehow.

One viral tweet borrowed from the first Tobey Maguire movie, joking: "I need that ticket."

While another shared a clip of multiple people dressed as Spider-Man in a library, joking: "Fans trying to buy #SpiderManNoWayHome tickets."

Another mock quoted Maguire saying he "had to beat an old lady with a stick" to get his hand on a ticket.

Another simple but effective tweet that has gone viral with almost 15,000 likes reads: "spiderman: no way we're getting tickets."

"me waiting to buy the tickets for spider-man no way home," joked another.

Box office analysts have said that the excitement surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home hints at a positive recovery for the cinema industry.

"There are different tiers of intense fan demand when it comes to box office pre-sales, and this film is clearly showing it belongs near the top with a select few others," Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com, told NBC.

"For anyone who doubted the communal draw of the theatrical experience over the past two years, look to this enthusiasm for Spider-Man as a major inflection point during the box office recovery period and the sign of a bright future ahead."

Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in the U.S. on December 15.

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in the U.S. on December 15. Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios