#BOXOFFICE: “SPIDER-MAN” SWINGS TO TOP SPOT IN RECORD-BREAKING OPENING
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME swings into the #1 spot at the Box Office this weekend with a whopping $242 million from 4,336 theatres for Sony Pictures! It has the distinction of having the #2 best opening day for a Film of all time with $121.5 million in North America, only behind fellow MCU film Avengers: Endgame, which opened in 2019 with $157.4 million. This also sets a record for best opening ever in December for a movie! Critics had nothing but love, giving this 94% on the Tomatometer.
A distant second is Disney’s ENCANTO from 3,525 theatres with $6.6 million in its fourth weekend out, a total run of $81.6 million.
In third is GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE with $3.6 million for Sony Pictures, a five week run of $117.5 million.
Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY lands in fourth with $3.4 million from 2,820 theatres for 20th Century Studios, a two week tally of $17.9 million for this Oscar contender.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY rounds-out our Top Five with $3.2 million from 2,145 theatres for Universal Pictures. Critics gave this Guillermo del Toro Thriller, made in Toronto, 80% on the Tomatometer.