Hollywood star Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” reached the domestic box-office charts for the third consecutive weekend. As Variety.com reports, “No Way Home” grossed $52.7 million during the New Year holidays, raising its domestic tally to $609 million. It follows an epic streak for the latest Spidey adventure, the kind of ticket sales one was expected to do in pre-pandemic times. Spider-Man No Way Home Box Office: Tom Holland’s MCU film enters Rs 200 crore club in India.
It now ranks as the 10th highest-grossing domestic release in history, replacing Disney’s “Incredibles 2” ($608 million). “Spider-Man: No Way Home” currently occupies spots eight and nine, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($620 million) and “The Avengers” ($623 million). Globally, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has grossed $1.37 billion, surpassing 2018’s “Black Panther” ($1.34 billion) to become the 12th highest-grossing film in history. That dump accounts for a substantial portion of international ticket sales, with overseas revenues totaling $759 million. Spider-Man: No Way Home: The first scene from Tom Holland’s film is played out late at night with the Seth Meyers show (watch video).
‘Sing 2’ enjoyed another relatively strong weekend. The film, which includes an all-star voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and more, earned $19.6 million from 3,892 theaters between Friday and Sunday, down 12 percent from its debut. Since hitting the big screen before Christmas, the well-reviewed “Sing 2” has made an impressive (for the time of the pandemic) $89.6 million.
To clarify, there are still films to be faced that aren’t of the superhero variety, however, the follow-up is lagging far behind its predecessor. The original 2016 film “Sing” sold far more tickets, eventually grossing $270 million and grossing $634 million worldwide. The King’s Man, a prequel to the “Kingsman” series, finished third with $4.5 million from 3,180 theaters.
That’s only 24 percent down from opening weekend ticket sales, however, so its box-office receipts weren’t as strong initially. So far, the spy comedy has grossed $19.5 million at the domestic box office. Internationally, The King’s Man added $14.1 million from 22 overseas markets, raising its global total to $47.8 million. The sports drama “American Underdog” earned $4.07 million at number four. “The Matrix Resurrection” dropped to fifth place while playing on HBO Max, earning $3.8 million from 3,552 places over the weekend.
Other notable releases in the top 10 include West Side Story, which earned $2.1 million from 2,690 locations. Overall, the remake of director Steven Spielberg’s classic musical has grossed only $29.6 million in North America and $47 million worldwide, a disastrous result considering that the acclaimed film cost $100 million to produce.
Amidst prestige, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming-of-age film “Licorice Pizza” ranked eighth behind “West Side Story” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” earning $1.4 million over the weekend and $123 million to date. Licorice Pizza sold $1.2 million from 786 locations, bringing its domestic total to $6.3 million.
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