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“Spider-Man” continues to conquer the box office

Spider-man it dominated the North American box office for the fourth consecutive weekend, adding another $ 33 million, according to study estimates on Sunday. With 668.8 million in North American ticket sales to date, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, from Marvel, is now the sixth-highest grossing release of all time nationally. Globally, at 1.5 billion and counting, it ranks eighth.

The only major new movie this weekend was “The 355”, from Universal, an original female spy thriller starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Penelope Cruz, which debuted in third place with $ 4.8 million in 3,145 North American theaters.

The Simon Kingberg-directed film lagged behind the animated film “Sing 2”, also distributed by Universal, which grossed approximately $ 12 million in its third weekend in theaters, bringing its global total to 190.8 million.

With the increase in coronavirus cases due to omicron, Hollywood began 2022 cautiously. January’s biggest release, the Spider-Man spin-off, “Morbius”, was postponed until April.

“There is a bit of uncertainty in the market because of the omicron variant,” said Paul Dergarabedian, media analyst at Comscore. “The studios want to protect the crown jewels and give them the best chance of success in theaters. A delay like that shows that they are not giving up on theaters. But the studios are very aware of this market and what the challenges could be. “

Estimated ticket sales Friday through Sunday in theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore:

1. “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” $ 33 million.

2. “Sing 2”, 12 million

3. “The 355”, 4.8 million

4. “The King’s Man,” $ 3.4 million

5. “American Underdog”, 2.4 million

6. “The Matrix Resurrections,” $ 1.9 million.

7. “West Side Story,” $ 1.4 million.

8. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” $ 1.1 million

9. “Licorice Pizza”, 1 million

10. “House of Gucci,” $ 632,348

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