10th January, 2022
“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” continued its dominance of the U.S. box office for the fourth weekend, making $33million..
Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and the cast of Universal’s globe-trotting espionage thriller “The 355” were no match for Marvel’s own adventure.
The latest Spidey film, starring Tom Holland as the title web-slinger, collected the highest money from 4,108 theaters between Friday and Sunday, boosting its domestic tally to $668 million.
After this weekend’s haul, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” stands as the sixth-highest grossing movie in history at the domestic box office, surpassing “Titanic” ($659 million) and “Jurassic World” ($652 million).
At this rate, it’ll soon take the No. 5 spot, which currently belongs to “Avengers: Infinity War” ($678 million).
Universal’s star-studded action spy film “The 355” fell short of expectations, generating a dismal $4.8 million from 3,145 North American venues over the weekend.
Directed by Simon Kinberg and co-starring Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing, “The 355” follows international spies who form an unlikely team in order to put an end to potentially world-ending events. In Variety’s review, chief film critic Owen Gleiberman called it “generic, over-the-top, and 20 minutes too long, kind of like a Netflix movie.” Moviegoers were kinder, awarding the film a “B+” CinemaScore.
“The 355” landed in third place on domestic box office charts, ranking behind “Sing 2,” which opened in theatres around Christmas.
The animated musical comedy, also from Universal Pictures, added $11.9 million from 3,713 cinemas over the weekend, pushing its North American total to $100 million. It’s the first animated film to cross the $100 million mark since Disney’s “Frozen II” in 2019.
In fourth place, Disney and 20th Century’s “The King’s Man” brought in $3.3 million from 3,040 venues.
So far, the prequel in “The Kingsman” action franchise has made $25 million at the domestic box office and $49 million internationally.