BOX OFFICE: “Spider-Man” sticks, “Sing 2” sings, “Matrix” plunges, “West Side” is a sad, sad story

“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.

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
This entry was posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news. Bookmark the permalink.