Spider-Man: No Way Home’s reign atop the domestic box office has been reached out to three weeks following the most recent MCU film acquiring one more $52.7 million throughout the last weekend of 2021. For the third weekend in a row, Spider-Man: No Way Home proceeded with its domestic box office rule. Sony’s third installment of the Marvel franchise trapped $52.7 million by Sunday, bringing the total box office gross to $609 million. One more weekend, one more opportunity for Sony’s superhero adventure “Spider-Man: No Way Home” to flex its box office dominance.
The extended reign comes later the superhero flick made Covid pandemic history last week, becoming the first film in 2021 to cross the $1 billion mark in ticket sales around the world. It likewise asserted $253 million after its Dec. 17 debut, an opening weekend best for the franchise and Sony.
The star-studded animated musical Sing 2 held its second-place spot this week, raking up $19.6 million this weekend and $89 million overall. In the meantime, last week’s fifth spot title The King’s Man rose to third place this weekend, acquiring $4.5 million and $19.5 million overall.
The comic book sequel, featuring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite neighborhood web-slinger, towered over domestic box office charts for the third weekend straight. “No Way Home” caught $52.7 million over the New Year’s holiday frame, supporting its domestic count to $609 million. It broadens an epic streak for the most recent Spidey adventure as the solitary blockbuster to deliver the sort of ticket sales it would have been relied upon to make in pre-pandemic times. It currently ranks as the tenth highest-grossing domestic release ever, superseding Disney’s “Incredibles 2” ($608 million). “Spider-Man: No Way Home” right now has its sights on spots eight and nine, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($620 million) and “The Avengers” ($623 million).
Sports drama American Underdog and science fiction action The Matrix Resurrections rounded out the top five, acquiring $4 million and $3.8 million this weekend, respectively. West Side Story came in 6th, acquiring $2.1 million. (Maybe moviegoers noticed the guidance of Rita Moreno, who recently called her Instagram followers to see the film “more than once” while throwing shade at films with CGI.)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife followed behind Steven Spielberg’s romance musical in the seventh spot, acquiring $1.4 million this weekend. Licorice Pizza, A Journal For Jordan, and Encanto all stayed in the top 10 for one more weekend, acquiring $1.2 million, $1.1 million, and $1 million, respectively.
No other blockbuster has had the option to verge on arriving at comparative box office heights, essentially in the U.S. and Canada. Later “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the next highest-grossing tentpole of COVID-19 times is Disney and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” with $224 million domestically. With next to no real competition until Paramount’s scary sequel “Shout” opens on Jan. 14, Holland’s teenager vigilante will continue to round up the batter into the new year.
Worldwide, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has netted $1.37 billion, passing 2018’s “Black Panther” ($1.34 billion) to become the 12th biggest film ever. International ticket sales have represented a bulk of that take, with abroad incomes at $759 million.
For the non-superhero lovers, or maybe the individuals who have effectively seen “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in theaters at least a few times, Universal and Illumination’s animated musical comedy “Sing 2” partook in another generally strong weekend. The film, which includes an all-star voice cast of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and more, procured $19.6 million from 3,892 cinemas between Friday and Sunday, down a meager 12% from its debut. Since arriving on the big screen ahead of Christmas, the all-around reviewed “Sing 2” has created a noteworthy (for pandemic times) $89.6 million. To represent the headwinds actually confronting films that aren’t of the superhero variety, however, the follow-up is pacing altogether behind its predecessor. The original 2016 film “Sing” sold far more tickets, at last grossing $270 million stateside and $634 million around the world.
Somewhere else at the domestic box office, there was very little to… sing about.
Disney and twentieth Century’s “The King’s Man,” a prequel to the “Kingsman” series, arrived in the third spot with $4.5 million from 3,180 theaters. That is down just 24% from inaugural weekend ticket sales, in any case, its box office receipts weren’t that strong in any case. Up to this point, the spy comedy has gotten $19.5 million at the domestic box office. Internationally, “The King’s Man” added one more $14.1 million from 22 abroad markets, helping its global total to simply $47.8 million.
At No. 4, Lionsgate’s crowd-pleasing sports drama “American Underdog” acquired $4.07 million from 2,813 venues, pushing its North American count to $15 million. The inspirational film about Kurt Warner’s far-fetched ascend to become a two-time NFL champion has been embraced by audiences (at least, the individuals who went to see the film), with an “A+” CinemaScore. Tragically, good grades from moviegoers aren’t converting into the sort of verbal expected to sell tickets.
“The Matrix Resurrections” tumbled to the fifth spot, figuring out $3.8 million from 3,552 locations over the weekend while playing on HBO Max. That is a 64% decay from its opening, by a wide margin the greatest dip in the top 15 on domestic box office charts. The fourth “Matrix” film, indeed featuring Keanu Reeves as the smooth cybercriminal Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity is the last Warner Bros. film (for now) to premiere on HBO Max around the same day as its theatrical debut. In 2022, “The Batman,” “The Flash,” “Don’t Worry, Darling” and other Warner Bros. films will be accessible exclusively in theaters for 45 days. The studio’s technique to put its whole 2021 record simultaneously on streaming might have supported awareness around HBO Max, which had a lackluster launch in 2020, yet it enormously checked ticket sales for each film that was released on the big screen.
Other remarkable releases in the top 10 incorporate Disney’s “West Side Story,” which took $2.1 million from 2,690 venues. Altogether, director Steven Spielberg’s redo of the classic musical has made just $29.6 million in North America and $47 million around the world, an unfortunate result considering the acclaimed film cost $100 million to create.
Among eminence fare, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming of age film “Licorice Pizza” landed in the eighth spot behind “West Side Story” and Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” which made $1.4 million more than the weekend and $123 million to date. MGM’s R-rated “Licorice Pizza” served up $1.2 million from 786 locations, pushing its domestic total to $6.3 million.
Later one more difficult year for the movie theater business, overall domestic revenues in 2021 finished out at $4.4 billion, as indicated by Comscore. It’s a 91% increment from 2020, a period that accompanies a giant asterisk because of the pandemic, and it’s a 61% decline from 2019, the last normal period at the domestic box office. At the end of the day, the recuperation of the film business is in progress, yet it actually needs to make up a lot of ground. High profile 2022 titles, including “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Avatar 2,” “Jurassic World: Dominion” and “Mission: Impossible 7,” surely have a challenging situation to deal with.
International sales keep on taking off too, and No Way Home’s overseas count is currently at $759 million. These ticket sales have carried its total global earnings to $1.37 billion, a number that is to the point of passing Black Panther’s $1.34 billion and securing the 12th biggest box office sales ever.
Sing 2 proceeded to impress and placed second for the second weekend in a row with ticket sales of $19.6 million. Maybe most astonishingly for the film featuring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, and then some, it just saw a 12% drop week-over-week. Sing 2’s global total is currently at $89.6 million.
While this is a great number during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sing 2’s performance is well behind the original’s $270 million domestic box office run and $634 million global runs.
The King’s Man took the third spot with $4.5 million, American Underdog put fourth with $4.07 million, and The Matrix Resurrections balanced the best five with $3.8 million. The Matrix Resurrections saw an unfortunate drop week-over-week of 64%.
The way things are, The Matrix Resurrections is the last film from WB to release day-and-date on HBO Max and in theaters. In 2022, WB will want to further develop its box office performance with so many movies as The Batman, The Flash, Don’t Worry, Darling, and more.