Sunday, December 19, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: SPIDER-MAN - NO WAY HOME Delivers Massive $587 Worldwide Debut

Weekend Box-Office: SPIDER-MAN - NO WAY HOME Delivers Massive $587 Worldwide Debut

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" predictably delivered a record-breaking debut and sucked the air out of all the other releases in the Top 10. Guillermo del Toro's "Nightmare Alley" also opened in theaters, but not a lot of people showed up to watch it.

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

Sony's MCU movie "Spider-Man: No Way Home" dominated the box-office with $253 million from 4,336 theaters in its opening weekend. It raked in $50 million from Thursday night previews, which is quite impressive. This is the best December domestic opening, the best ever for Sony, and third best of all time, behind "Avengers: Endgame" ($357.1 million) and "Avengers: Infinity War" ($257.7 million), and ahead of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which opened with $247.9 million in 2015.

The film also scored $334.2 million overseas from 60 markets, which brings its worldwide cume to $587.2 million in three days. That's the highest ever global debut for the studio and the third-highest of all time.

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" received rave reviews from critics (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a very positive reception from moviegoers ("A+" CinemaScore).

In second place we have Disney's animated film "Encanto" with $6.5 million, down 34.6% from last weekend. The film has grossed $81.5 million domestically and another $94 million overseas.

Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" went from a disappointing debut to an even worse sophomore weekend. The film dropped 67.7% and grossed $3.4 million over the weekend, landing in third place. Overseas, the film added another $2.1 million for a total of $9.1 million.

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" finished in fourth place with $3.4 million, which brings its domestic total to $117.2 million after five weeks. Its international cume has reached $56.4 million.

The Top 5 is rounded out by the only other new wide release, Guillermo del Toro's neo-noir psychological thriller "Nightmare Alley", which stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett. The film delivered a disappointing $2.9 million from 2,145 theaters. The film was well received by critics (81% on Rotten Tomatoes) but it got a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B" CinemaScore).

In other news, Hamsini Entertainment'sc 3-hour Indian Telugu-language action drama "Pushpa: The Rise" opened in seventh place with $1.3 million from 400 theaters.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Spider-Man: No Way Home $253M $253M $334.2M $200M
2 Encanto $6.5M $81.5M $94M $150M
3 West Side Story $3.4M $17.9M $9.1M $100M
4 Ghostbusters: Afterlife $3.4M $117.2M $56.4M $75M
5 Nightmare Alley $2.9M $2.9M N/A $60M
6 House of Gucci $1.8M $44.8M $61.3M $75M
7 Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 $1.3M $1.3M N/A N/A
8 Eternals $1.1M $163.5M $236.1M $200M
9 Clifford the Big Red Dog $0.4M $48.5M $19.4M $64M
10 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City $0.2M $16.7M $14.9M $25M


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