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“Spider Man” fans stared down Omicrom and laughed in its face this weekend. “No Way Home” scored the 3rd biggest weekend in Hollywood history with $253 million at the box office. (The last two Avengers movies are ahead of it.)
The Jon Watts directed third film in his series, and 8th overall in the “Spider Man” oeuvre, brings the worldwide total in just four days to $587 million. Spidey is on his way to $1 billion.
It’s a victory for Sony, Columbia Pictures, Amy Pascal, and movie theaters. Hopefully the good vibes will spread to other movies as well. If you can’t get in to “Spider Man,” try “West Side Story”!
Alas, other movies were not so lucky this weekend. “Nightmare Alley” opened with less than $3 million as audiences stayed away from the Guillermo del Toro horror remake. Movies that didn’t go right into wide release before the ‘Cron tsunami are hurt the worst. “Licorice Pizza,” stuck in four theaters, may never expand at this point, with video on demand its only solution.