BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man” exceeds all expectations, a $253 million opening weekend

And it’s all due to the 25 years younger Alfred Molina as Doc Ock.

But seriously, what do you say about a crowd pleaser that pleases millions?A

Aside from Gordon Ramsey’s favorite expletive, “F— me!”I

It’s the biggest hit of the pandemic era at the movies.

Nothing else made a dime.

“Encanto” fared best, pulling in another $6.5 million in ticket sales. That’s not even a million tickets sold, folks.

“West Side Story” tallied another $3.4 million. That is a 68% plunge on its second weekend. That’s right on the cusp of what we call “Tyler Perry Swoon.” Disastrous second weekend. This is why you cast movies stars, kids.

“Nightmare Alley” debuted with a disastrous $2.9.

“House of Gucci” earned $1.8, “Licorice Pizza” another $1.1.

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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