"Spider-Man: No Way Home" set more box office records in its fourth weekend, as it remained on top and outperformed Universal's new female-led release "The 355." The Sony and Marvel sequel took in $33M, taking its domestic total to $669M and placing it above "Titanic" as the 6th highest-grossing release in history. The movie is now the 8th highest-grossing film worldwide, topping Marvel's "The Avengers" with $1.54B.
The box office dominance of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" continues to astound. The film has performed stronger than any other film from the pandemic era, especially amid growing COVID cases from the Omicron variant. The Tom Holland-led superhero sequel is on pace to surpass "Avengers: Infinity War" on both all-time charts, as it shows no signs of slowing down.
Universal and Illumination's "Sing 2" also hit a major milestone. Over the weekend, the animated jukebox musical earned $12M, placing it second at the box office. "Sing 2" became the first animated film to cross $100M since "Frozen II" in 2019. The passing of this benchmark is even more impressive as "Sing 2" debuted this weekend on PVOD as well.
It wasn't all good news for Universal. "The 355," the only major release this weekend, could not compete with Spider-Man or "Sing 2" at the box office. The action-thriller scored only $4.8M, falling short of projections and placing third overall. The all-star female team-up received mostly negative reviews (it currently holds a 26% on Rotten Tomatoes), but those who did see it gave it a CinemaScore of "B+."
Christmas leftovers rounded out the top five. "The King's Man" from 20th Century took in an additional $3.3M, bringing its total to $25M, placing it in fourth place. Lionsgate's inspirational sports biopic "American Underdog" placed fifth with $2.4M. The film has now grossed $18.7M.
This weekend, Paramount will release "Scream." As the fifth in the franchise, "Scream" will be hoping to set an all-time record. With Sony pushing back the "Spider-Man"-related "Morbius" to April, January should be a relatively light month at the box office. "Morbius" was likely moved to avoid cannibalizing the success of "No Way Home," as Sony hopes the film will continue to smash records at the box office. As such, it's going to be all open this month for "Spider-Man." After "Scream" the next major releases will come in the first weekend of February, with Paramount's "Jackass Forever" and Lionsgate's "Moonfall."
Box Office Top Ten - Jan. 7-9:
- "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (Sony) - $33,015,000 / Total: $668,753,195
- "Sing 2" (Universal) - $11,950,000 / Total: $109,012,985
- "The 355" (Universal) - $4,800,000 [NEW]
- "The King's Man" (20th Century) - $3,272,000 / Total: $25,091,034
- "American Underdog" (Lionsgate) - $2,413,000 / Total: $18,742,589
- "The Matrix Resurrections" (WB) - $1,860,000 / Total: $34,317,103
- "West Side Story" (20th Century) - $1,413,000 / Total: $32,150,449
- "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" (Sony) - $1,140,000 / Total: $125,064,125
- "Licorice Pizza" (MGM) - $1,028,156 / Total: $8,198,967
- "House of Gucci" (MGM) - $632,348 / Total: $50,085,553
Box office data comes to us from Box Office Mojo.
Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.