No Way Home crosses the billion dollars in the world

Hollywood rarely gets excited when the Christmas holidays fall on a weekend. Many theaters don’t have shows later the night before, and the 25th is a big movie day, so they’d rather see it happen on a weekday to increase the totals as opposed to a Saturday which is their primary day. attendance. One studio is certainly not complaining this year, and another could see the school holidays set a new pandemic ceiling. But with Omicron seemingly everywhere and big movie events beefing up their security protocols, postponing or canceling altogether, the rest of the industry can finally see itself at an inflection point … while a movie maintains its dominance.

King of the harvest: Spider-Man: No Path Home On track to become Sony’s biggest hit

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The numbers that Spider-Man: No Path Home draws are just amazing. Even though his second three-day weekend is (only) the seventh-best ever at $ 92.3 million, his five-day total going back to Wednesday, when additional schools were finally released for the holidays, was $ 149.3 million, which brought it 10-day Total to $ 478.1 million. It’s the third one Avengers: Endgame ($ 621.2 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 540 million). This puts No way home $ 75 million ahead of the pace of Black Panther (with the fourth best second weekend at $ 111.6 million) and with at least an entire week of holiday cinema left, Jon Watts’ Marvel film is set to become the fifth film to cross 700 million. dollars in the country. Internationally, it became the second-fastest film to hit $ 1 billion on Christmas Day, its ninth day of release. Only End of Game did it faster, in five days. This is only the third film in Sony’s history to cross the billion mark, with Spider-Man: Far From Home ($ 1.131 billion) and Fall from the sky ($ 1.108 billion). This week, it will become the studio’s biggest title.

Rotten returns: The king’s man Continue the struggles of 20th century studios

Poster for The King's Man

(Photo by 20th Century Studios)

20th Century Studios hasn’t had a good run since joining Disney, at least when it comes to adult pricing. The 2020 version of Call of the wild was fine until the start of the pandemic and free guy is one of the real hits of 2021, but beyond that, the studio’s lack of success has left many wondering if they are being put out to dry by their new hosts (and that includes Searchlight Pictures, too). It’s hard to say definitively, given that adult and even family movies have been a tough sell. But things didn’t go well for a few existing IPs on this holiday either.

The king’s man, a prequel to the ‘R’ ranked comic book series that previously produced a gross $ 100 million off-season pair, only grossed $ 9.9 million in its first five days. To date, only free guy, Call of the wild, and West Side Story (along with its disappointing revenue) made over $ 10 million in five days for the new iteration of Fox. The king’s man only made $ 3.5 million more than Western coast made it on its third weekend and looks like another ‘R’ rated film that’s not expected to hit $ 30 million during the pandemic. West Side Story took its total to $ 23.7 million and could stretch further for the more minor of wins as the third-biggest studio release of the 20th century to date, ahead of The new mutants ($ 23.8 million) and Ron was wrong ($ 23 million). The king’s man can better hope to become the fourth highest in this range.

The Top 10 and beyond: Sing 2 Flies away, Matrix resurrections Stumble

Sing 2

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Universal, the first studio to test streaming waters day and date with Troll world tour at the start of the pandemic, now ends its second year with a film that could become the highest-grossing animated film to date. Sing 2 has raised $ 41 million since it opened on Wednesday, which is slightly higher than what Disney Encanto did when it opened on the Thanksgiving stretch. The difference could be that this week, the latter finds its way onto the Disney + streaming service at no additional cost on Friday, reducing its chance of hitting $ 100 million. The film only grossed $ 2 million over the weekend, a drop of 69%, with a total of over $ 88 million. Sing 2 will have the benefit of weekday vacations in the future and in all likelihood will exceed Encantoover 12 days of $ 58.3 million by next Sunday with the family market almost all to itself. It will still be a far cry from the $ 270 million the first film made, but it still has a chance of becoming the first animated film to hit $ 100 million since. Frozen II did it two years ago to the day Encantoreleased on November 24, 2019.

One movie that won’t make $ 100 million this holiday season is Matrix resurrections; This should not surprise anyone. Nonetheless, some analysts and projectors have estimated that the film will open between $ 60 million and $ 75 million in its first five days. Some treated his $ 6.4million opening on Wednesday as a victory while completely ignoring how Keanu Reeves’ mega-bomb, 47 Ronin, debuted at $ 7 million in 2013. Granted, this movie opened on Christmas Day when there was no pandemic, and it wasn’t on a streaming service, so in the context, its total is particularly overwhelming, but it must always be a blow to Resurrections after expectations have been exaggerated for it. The film will exceed at least 47 Ronin, but not by a significant amount.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in Matrix Resurrections

(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)

Resurrections Already seen a decline in its numbers since Wednesday and only grossed $ 12 million over the weekend for a total of $ 22.5 million. As more and more people choose to follow him on HBO Max, the Warner Bros. of 2021 ends with a film that might not even make it past one of their biggest disappointments of the year, The suicide squad. While this film was definitely a welcome respite for a population exhausted by the pandemic, to say that it had no impact on the studio’s results is, to paraphrase a line from the original film, hardly blissfully ignorant.

Lionsgate American Underdog, the story of quarterback Kurt Warner, debuted at $ 6.2 million after two days out. It’s better than the studio one Travelers, the protégé, and Chaos march done after five days and almost as much as chaos had after 10 ($ 6.9 million.) Denzel Washington A newspaper for Jordan with Michael B. Jordan is expected to earn $ 2.2 million on Saturday and Sunday. Finally, UA Releasing has extended the program of Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice Pizza in 786 cinemas on Christmas Day. After a month of stellar reviews, awards and a few online speeches, the film grossed $ 2.3 million on Saturday and Sunday, bringing its total to $ 3.7 million. Currently, this is the second-highest total of the year for a film opening in less than 1,000 theaters; Anthony Bourdain’s documentary Roadrunner grossed $ 5.2 million and its biggest reach was 954 theaters.

Full list of box office results: December 24-26, 2021


Spider-Man: No Path Home

  • $ 81.5 million ($ 467.3 million in total)


Sing 2

  • $ 23.76 million ($ 41 million in total)


Matrix resurrections

  • $ 12 million ($ 22.5 million in total)


The king’s man

  • $ 6.35 million ($ 10 million in total)


American Underdog

  • $ 6.2 million ($ 6.2 million in total)


West Side Story

  • $ 2.8 million ($ 23.9 million in total)


Licorice Pizza

  • $ 2.33 million ($ 3.67 million in total)


A newspaper for Jordan

  • $ 2.2 million ($ 2.2 million in total)



  • $ 2 million ($ 88.3 million in total)



  • $ 1.76 million ($ 1.76 million in total)

Erik Childress can be heard weekly reviewing the box office on Business First AM with Angela Miles and her Movie Madness podcast.

[box office figures via Box Office Mojo]

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