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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: SPIDER-MAN Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide; SING 2 Tops THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

Weekend Box-Office: SPIDER-MAN Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide; SING 2 Tops THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS

The Christmas weekend was extremely busy with a wide slate of new releases hitting theaters, but in the end it was still "Spider-Man: No Way Home" that dominated the holiday box-office. Meanwhile, "Sing 2", "The Matrix Resurrections", "The King's Man", "American Underdog" and "A Journal for Jordan" struggled with mixed results.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.






"Spider-Man: No Way Home" is stil the No. 1 movie at the box-office with $81.5 million over the weekend. The film dropped a steep 68.7% from its massive opening weekend, but its ten-day gross is the third-highest of all time, the second-highest in December and the third-highest for a superhero movie. It also scored the third-highest Christmas Day gross of all time on Saturday with $31.7M. At this point, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has grossed an impressive $467.3 million domestically and $587.1 million overseas, crossing the $1 billion mark worldwide in 9 days.

The animated sequel "Sing 2" opened in second place with $23.7 million over the 3-day weekend, and a total of $41 million for the 5-day time frame, from 3,892 theaters. It's not exactly as high as pundits predicted, and a step down compared to the first film's $32.2 million debut in 2016. but it's still a solid result, and it only cost $85 million to produce. The sequel also raked in another $24.8 million internationally from 38 markets. "Sing 2" received a lukewarm reception from critics (67% Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences really enjoyed it ("A+" CinemaScore).

"The Matrix Resurrections" opened at #3 with $12 million for the 3-day and $22.5 million for the 5-day time frame, from 3,552 theaters. This is the weakest debut in "The Matrix" franchise, but not all that surprising considering nearly 20 years have passed since the concluding chapter of the original trilogy, and many fans were already disappointed with the 2003 sequels "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions". "Resurrections" was also released simultaneously on HBO Max. Internationally, the film delivered a $35 million debut from 75 markets, which brings its worldwide tally to $69.8 million, against a reported budget of $190 million. "The Matrix Resurrections" received a mixed reception from both critics (66% Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ("B-" Cinemascore).

"The King's Man" was one of the bigger disappointments, however, opening in fourth place with only $6.3 million over the 3-day weekend, and $10 million over the 5-day, from 3,180 theaters. That's well below previous franchise installments "Kingsman: The Secret Service" ($36.2 million) and "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" ($39 million). Overseas it only added $6.9 million from seven markets. It also received a negative critical reception (43% Rotten Tomatoes) and only a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B+" CinemaScore).

The Top 5 is rounded out by the faith-based sports biopic "American Underdog" with $6.2 million over the weekend (only Saturday and Sunday).

Paul Thomas Anderson's new film "Licorice Pizza" expanded into 782 additional theaters and grossed $2.3 million over the weekend, landing in seventh place.

The last new wide release is Denzel Washington's latest directorial project, the drama "A Journal for Jordan", which opened in eighth place with $2.2 million from 2,500 theaters.

In tenth place we find the Indian sports drama "'83" with $1.76 million from 481 theaters.




Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Spider-Man: No Way Home $81.5M $467.3M $587.1M $200M
2 Sing 2 $23.7M $41M $24.8M $85M
3 The Matrix Resurrections $12M $22.5M $47.3M $190M
4 The King's Man $6.3M $10M $6.9M N/A
5 American Underdog $6.2M $6.2M N/A N/A
6 West Side Story $2.8M $23.9M $12.7M $100M
7 Licorice Pizza $2.3M $3.6M N/A $40M
8 A Journal for Jordan $2.2M $2.2M N/A $25M
9 Encanto $2M $88.3M $105M $150M
10 '83 $1.7M $1.7M N/A N/A






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