Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed $31.4 million on Tuesday, off 15% from Monday’s $37.1M at 4,336 locations. All in, Spider-Man: No Way Home counts $328.7 million at the domestic box office through five days, the second-best five-day gross of all time after Avengers: Endgame ($427M) and the highest December five-day gross of all time beating Star Wars: Force Awakens ($325.4M).
Global for No Way Home, as Deadline’s Nancy Tartaglione reports, is closing in on the highest-grossing total of the pandemic, which for now is No Time to Die‘s $774M. The latest Spider-Man crossed $700M worldwide Tuesday with a cume that now stands at $751.3M. Many analysts believe $1 billion is a feasible target for the latest MCU title even without China in the mix; Sony is still awaiting a date for that market.
Spidey’s Tuesday ranks fifth on the all-time domestic box office list for the day after Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home ($39.2M, that pic’s opening day), Star Wars: Force Awakens ($37.3M), 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man ($35M) and Avengers: Endgame ($33.1M). No Way Home is booked at 4,336 theaters and is expected to ease by 45% in its second weekend, where Christmas falls on a Saturday, eyeing $143M.
Disney fired off 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and saw $800,000 in previews. Per industry projections, the Matthew Vaughn-directed prequel is expected to clear $20M by Monday, which will be celebrated as a holiday in some parts of the U.S. Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s The Matrix Resurrections, which hits theaters and HBO Max today, and Illumination/Universal’s Sing 2, did not hold previews last night, though the latter took in around $1.5M during paid sneaks over Black Friday weekend.
Some comps for The King’s Man based off previews include Assassin’s Creed, which did $1.35M in the shadow of Star Wars: Rogue One‘s dominance at the box office in December 2016 before filing an $17.7M five-day (with Christmas on a Sunday), and a $22.2M six-day cume. Sony/Village Roadshow’s Passengers, also released that year, posted a $1.2M Tuesday for a $22.1M five-day and $29.7M six-day. Then there’s the Brad Pitt-Marion Cotillard period action movie Allied, which did $600K in Tuesday previews before filing a $17.7M five-day over the Thanksgiving 2017 stretch.
Everyone’s wondering whether Matrix Resurrections and Sing 2 will become their own events in the face of Spider-Man. The answer is yes, though no one is expecting King’s Man to emulate its two predecessors– Kingsman: The Secret Service or Kingsman: The Golden Circle — each respectively opening to $36.2M and $39M and legged out to $128.2M and $100.2M. If King’s Man does, that would truly be a great sign for an older-skewing title during the pandemic.
In second place among regular released movies was Disney’s Encanto, which hits Disney+ on Friday, earning an estimated $1.5M at 3,525, +11% from Monday for a running total of $84.3M. Disney also owned third place with 20th Century Studios/Amblin’s West Side Story making an estimated $804K at 2,820 venues, +13% from Monday, for a running total of $19.7M. Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife ranked fourth with $636K, +21%, at 3,295 locations for a running total in its fifth week of $118.4M. MGM/UAR’s House of Gucci, booked at 1,907, saw $382K, +4% from Monday and a running stateside cume of $45.8M, while Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley, at 2,145 theaters, made $382K, +12% for a five-day total of $3.5M.
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