surpasses $1 billion globally in second weekend -
27th December 2021
Maguire stars as Spider-Man in the title role in the
new action adventure film.
Parkers good fortune continued over the holiday
weekend. Even with some mighty competition from new
Matrix and Sing movies, and rising concerns over the
Omicron variant, Spider-Man: No Way Home stayed in
the No. 1 spot and crossed the $US1 billion ($1.38b)
to studio estimates on Sunday Spider-Man added $81.5
million over the three-day weekend, down 69% from
its first weekend. The Sony and Marvel film has now
grossed $467 million from North American theatres,
more than doubling the domestic grosses of 2021s
previous No. 1 film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the
$587.1 million from 61 overseas markets, Spider-Man
has grossed $1.05 billion globally, making it the
highest earner of the pandemic. Its the first
film of the pandemic to cross $1 billion and the second-fastest
film ever to do so and this without the benefit
of China release.
Sing 2 came in second place with an estimated $23.8
million, while Warner Bros. The Matrix Resurrections
grossed $12 million to take third place.
animated musical Sing 2 features high-profile celebrity
talent including Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson,
Reese Witherspoon and Bono, as well as a jukebox soundtrack
full of well-known hits. Since its release on Wednesday,
its made $41 million ($1.6 million of that came
from Thanksgiving weekend showings) from North America
and $65 million worldwide.
fourth Matrix also opened on Wednesday and has earned
an estimated $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
currently streaming on HBO Max as well. Globally,
its grossed $69.8 million to date.
in fourth is Disney and 20th Centurys The Kings
Man, a prequel to the action-comedy Kingsman series
starring Ralph Fiennes. It came in slightly under
expectations with $10 million from its first five