BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has the third best Thursday night opening ever

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.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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