“Spider-Man: No Way Home” added another $52.7 million this New Year’s weekend, clearing the $600 million mark domestically, more than doubling that worldwide.
It has changed the box office in a pandemic year in a huge, lifesaving way, even if it is is too soon to say it’ll save the big screen exhibition side of the business, single-handedly.
“Sing 2” belted out a robust $19.6 million on its second weekend. Nice.
“The King’s Man’s” second weekend was a slight (under 25%) falloff, mainly based on the fact that the prequel nobody asked for didn’t earn that much when it opened. It added another $4.5.
“American Underdog” added another $4 million and loose change.
That’s still better than the nosediving “Matrix Resurrections.” It earned $3.82 million, taking the “Tyler Perry Plunge” (movies that drop over 65% on their second weekend), a nearly 70% falloff.
“West Side Story” is sinking without a trace, domestically and abroad. No “Christmas Bounce” for the remake nobody but Steven Spielberg asked for. Another $2.1 million means it may hold onto screens with no new releases overwhelming it for the moment. A little over $30 million, all in. Bomb’s away.
“A Journal for Jordan” didn’t cost much, didn’t have a big name cast (Michael B. Jordan can’t open a movie…yet), and didn’t make much money at all on its second weekend –$1.17, per Box Office Pro.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” added another $1.42, “Licorice Pizza,” finally in wide release, a bit over $1.24, “Encanto” another $1.05.