‘Spider-Man’ Surpasses $ 1 Billion Globally In Weekend 2 | Way of life

Peter Parker’s good fortune continued over the holiday weekend. Even with fierce competition from the new Matrix and Sing movies and growing concerns about the omicron variant, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” stuck to the # 1 spot and hit a few more milestones as well, including breaking through the billion dollar mark in the world. .

According to studio estimates, on Sunday “Spider-Man” added $ 81.5 million over the three-day weekend, down 69% from his first weekend. The Sony and Marvel film has now grossed $ 467 million in North American theaters, more than double the domestic revenue of the previous 2021 No. 1 movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

With $ 587.1 million sourced from 61 overseas markets, in just 12 days of release, “Spider-Man” grossed $ 1.05 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing the pandemic. It is the first pandemic film to cross the billion dollars and is tied with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for being the third fastest film to do so – and without the benefit of its China release. .

Universal’s “Sing 2” came in second with an estimated $ 23.8 million, while Warner Bros. ‘ “The Matrix Resurrections” grossed $ 12 million to take third place.

The animated musical “Sing 2” features top celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Bono, as well as a jukebox soundtrack full of famous hits. Since its release on Wednesday, it has grossed $ 41 million ($ 1.6 million from Thanksgiving weekend screenings) in North America and $ 65 million globally.

“We are extremely pleased,” said Jim Orr, president of national distribution for Universal.

Orr said the excellent CinemaScore (A +) and audience scores suggest the film will continue to perform well over the next several weeks, with many children still out of school for the holidays.

The Fourth Matrix also opened on Wednesday and earned around $ 22.5 million in its first five days in North America. The film, directed by Lana Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, is also currently airing on HBO Max. Globally, it has grossed $ 69.8 million to date.

And fourth is Disney’s “The King’s Man” and the 20th Century, a prequel to the Kingsman action-comedy series starring Ralph Fiennes. It is slightly below expectations with $ 10 million in its first five days. The audience was predominantly male (65%).

Kurt Warner’s biopic “American Underdog” opened on Christmas Day and grossed around $ 6.2 million over its two-day release. Zachary Levi plays Warner, the quarterback who went from an undrafted free agent to the Hall of Fame.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” rolled out nationwide over Christmas, after playing in limited version for a month, and added $ 2.3 million, bringing its total to $ 3.7 million .

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