‘Spider-Man’ Stays Up in the Air to Lead the N.America Box Office on Slow Weekend
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Los Angeles (AFP) – With movie release slowed by the Covid-19 surge, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” easily hung its head at the box office in North American theaters this weekend, according to data from industry on Sunday.
The Sony/Marvel superhero flick, starring Tom Holland as the popular web-slinger, grossed around $11 million for the Friday-Sunday period, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. The film has now topped the domestic box office in six of its seven weekends.
Its domestic total of $735.9 million ranks fourth all-time, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $936.7 million, “Avengers: Endgame” at $858.4 million. dollars and – perhaps now within reach – “Avatar” at $760.5 million. , according to Box Office Mojo, a division of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
On a quiet weekend when studios stung by the pandemic opted out of releasing any new wide releases, Paramount’s latest chapter in the “Scream” franchise once again took second place, grossing 7.4 million. dollars. As in the 1996 horror movie original, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette star again.
Third place also remained unchanged, with Universal’s animated musical “Sing 2” grossing $4.8 million. Its all-star voice cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams and Bono.
Universal’s Christian romance film “Redeeming Love,” at $1.9 million, held steady at number four. It offers a parable of sin and salvation in a Wild West setting: the 1849 California Gold Rush.
And “The King’s Man,” the 20th century action spy comedy, was again in the top five, with $1.8 million. Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans and Matthew Goode star.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
“The 355” ($1.4 million)
“American Underdog” ($1.2 million)
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” ($770,000)
“Licorice Pizza” ($691,000)
“West Side Story” ($614,000)
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