Monday, June 17, 2024

Steady “Spider Man” Flies to $328 Million on 6th Day of Release With No End in Sight


Spider Man, Spider Man, does whatever a spider can.

Actually, thank God spiders can’t really do what Peter Parker can nowadays. Otherwise, the world might be a very different place…

Anyway. “No Way Home” added $31 million last night, crossed the $300 million mark to $328 million on its sixth day of release.

With just a 15% drop from Monday there is no end in sight. Sony-Columbia is flirting with $400 million by or on Friday. Right now, the worldwide total is just about $700 million. Most other movies are cursed by COVID and not doing well. “West Side Story,” which should be a blockbuster, is struggling toward $20 million. Shameful.

With business booming for Spidey, we can only imagine the pay days for Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Let’s hope they had escalator clauses…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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