This Christmas was a record-breaking box office weekend for "Spider-Man: No Way Home" as it swung past a worldwide gross of $1 billion. This is only the second weekend that "Spider-Man" has been in theaters and it's already the highest grossing film in the pandemic-era, dethroning “No Time to Die” which earned $774 million globally.
Many were worried that the looming omicron variant of COVID-19 would rain on this superhero's parade. But, of course, the diehard fans of Marvel's superhero movies weren't going to let that happen. The last film to pass $1 billion globally was “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019. Since the release of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," theaters have been busier than ever! This highly sought-after film has been selling out auditoriums like no other film this year.
As for the domestic box office, "Spider-Man" brought in a whopping $81 million in its second weekend. Many other films have struggled to earn that amount in ticket sales when it was their opening weekend. There were also a fair number of other new movies that were released just before Christmas that have been battling this webslinger for survival.
Universal's animated sequel "Sing 2" earned a total $41 million this weekend, Warner Bros.' highly anticipated "The Matrix Resurrections" pulled in just over $22 million, and 20th Century's "The King Man" grossed a surprisingly low $10 million. If not for its simultaneous release on HBO Max, we believe that the new "Matrix" film would have taken a much larger piece of this box office pie. We're hopeful that these new films will get some more attention in the following weeks, but we suspect that Spider-Man will continue to sell out theaters with ease as we head into the new year.
Box Office Top Ten - Dec. 24-26:
- "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (Sony) - $81,500,000 / $467,331,855
- "Sing 2" (Universal) - $23,760,000 / Total: $41,005,000 [NEW]
- "The Matrix Resurrections" (Warner Bros.) - $12,000,000 / Total: $22,500,000 [NEW]
- "The King's Man" (20th Century) - $6,350,000 / Total: $10,025,412 [NEW]
- "American Underdog" (Lionsgate) - $6,200,000 [NEW]
- "West Side Story" (20th Century) - $2,800,000 / Total: $23,922,823
- "Licorice Pizza" (United Artists) - $2,328,181 / Total: $3,667,000
- "A Journal for Jordan" (Sony) - $2,200,000 [NEW]
- "Encanto" (Disney) - $2,000,000 / Total: $88,311,566
- "83" (Sony) - $1,761,479 [NEW]
Box office data comes to us from Box Office Mojo.
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