A $50 million opening afternoon/night in a pandemic?
That’s not as good as “Avengers: Endgame,” which confined its showings to Thursday “night” previews and raked in $60 million. This “Spider-Man” started its showings at 3pm — two more showings added to the “night,” on average.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” pulled in $57 million not all that long ago.
I ducked into a suburban multiplex’s 5pm showing before my “Matrix” preview last night in America’s Vacationland. A 75% capacity house, and the movie played — even the lamest jokes landed, hoots and hollers at every “returning” character.
This beast is going to eat Christmas moviegoing up, leaving scraps for everyone else.