BOX OFFICE: Another $81 million for Spidey, “Matrix” is crucified, “King’s Man” edges “Underdog”

The latest “Spider-Man” fell off a bit on its second weekend, pulling in another $81 million in North America alone.

Biggest hit of the pandemic, buggiest (autocorrect is your friend) hit of the year, biggest Sony blockbuster ever.

Everybody else picked up scraps. And I do mean “Scraps ”

“Matrix Resurrections” bombed. A $12 million opening, this is a “West Side Story” level miscalculation. “West Side” squared.

As I said in my review, the director didn’t want to go back there, and punished Warners and the audience for making her.

Respect Lana’s wishes and skip it.

Only “Sing 2” made any sort of dent in the “Spider-Man” money minting machine. It earned $23 million, a decent animated sequel opening.

The King’s Man” beat out a better man, and better film, edging “American Underdog” $6.3 million to $6.2.

West Side Story” got a decent holiday bounce, to over $2.8 million.

“Licorice Pizza” finally opened wide Xmas Day and managed a $2.3 million two day weekend.

A Journal for Jordan” manages $2.2 million on its opening.

“Encanto” finally faded to black, in the $2 million range.

Figures from Exhibitor Relations.

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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