North AmericaSuperhero blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home” reclaims the top spot at the box office after being overtaken by horror movie “Scream” last week.
Follow Variety, The latest Spider-Man movie shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to top the box office six weeks after its release. The work earned an additional $14.1 million from 3,705 theaters, bringing the total in North America to $721 million. Spider-Man: No Way Home currently ranked only after three blockbusters Avatar (760 million USD), Avengers: Endgame ($858 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million) for this market alone.
Total global sales of Spider-Man: No Way Home hit the $1.69 billion mark last week, surpassing Jurassic World (1.67 billion USD) and The Lion King ($1.66 billion) to become the sixth highest grossing film of all time. Superhero blockbusters don’t even screen in China, the world’s biggest box office market right now.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third film in the Spider-Man series, played by Tom Holland. The content continues the story of the previous part, when Peter Parker and his classmate MJ (played by Zendaya) became a couple. They cannot enjoy a peaceful moment together when the whole world now knows that Parker is a superhero. He went to Doctor Strange to use reality-altering magic, making everyone forget everything but accidentally causing the timelines to collide and open the multiverse.
December 2021, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel, confirmed to The New York Times The studio is planning to develop the next Spider-Man story later Spider-Man: No Way Home. In an interview with Fandango Previously, Sony also said that this is not the last project the unit works with Marvel. “We are preparing to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel,” a spokesperson for the studio said.
Last week, some new movies premiered like Redeeming Love, The King’s Daughter did not achieve impressive revenue. Popular works from previous weeks such as Scream, Sing 2 continued to achieve stable revenue as expected. The market is currently affected by the Omicron wave, making many people afraid to go to theaters. Experts predict that the North American box office will not have many breakthroughs until February, when blockbusters like Moonfall, Uncharted release.
Dat Phan (follow Variety)