People certainly went to the theater during this holiday weekend, though it was almost exclusively to see sequels. The second weekend of Spider-Man: No Way Home went up against new releases The King’s Man, The Matrix Resurrections, and Sing 2. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that Spidey blew them all away, making over $81 million. To date, it has made $467 million in just ten days of release. How high can this one swing? We’ll see in the weekends to come.
Spider-Man: No Way Home continued its dominant march, but Sing 2 did well too. Without any direct competition, the animated sequel opened in second with over $23 million. While not insane numbers, it continues this series’ connection to younger viewers. The Spider-Man sequel and the Sing sequel really did occupy most of the business, combining for well over $100 million in weekend revenue.
On the other side of the coin, The King’s Man and The Matrix Resurrections disappointed. The latter was hoping to take in more than just $12 million, though opening on HBO Max at the same time probably was a factor. The former, however, just tanked. With only $6.3 million, audiences just did not care about this prequel.
Elsewhere. original fare struggled during this frame. American Underdog opened soft, while A Journal for Jordan opened softer. Indie-wise, Parallel Mothers began its run with a solid per-screen average. Also of note, Licorice Pizza finally expanded on the wider side, breaking into the top ten in the process.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Spider-Man: No Way Home – $81.5M (-68%) – 4,336 theaters
- Sing 2 – $23.7M – 3,892 theaters
- The Matrix Resurrections – $12M – 3,552 theaters
- The King’s Man – $6.3M – 3,180 theaters
- American Underdog – $6.2M – ???? theaters
- West Side Story – $2.8M (-23%) – 2,810 theaters
- Licorice Pizza – $2.3M (+2,610%) – 786 theaters
- A Journal for Jordan – $2.2M – 2,500 theaters
- Encanto – $2M – (-69%) – 2,800 theaters
- ’83 – $1.7M – 481 theaters
Source: Box Office Pro