Sunday, July 21, 2024

“Spider Man” Crossing $400 Mil Mark Today, “Matrix” Making Money Despite HBO Max Showings


It’s a holly jolly Christmas for Peter Parker, even if no one remembers him and his aunt is dead. “Spider Man: No Way It Won’t Happen” is crossing the $400 million mark even as you read this. That’s all in eight days. Cumulatively around the world Spidey has $800 mil in the bank and will reach $1 billion by the weekend.

So it’s hilarious that the principals have told the trades they’re planning an Oscar campaign for Best Picture. Apparently they’ve made so much money that they just want to spend it. Please, Sony, we’ll take those FYC ads. Maybe Andrew Garfield can score Best Supporting Actor for “No Way Home” and Best Lead Actor for “Tick Tick Boom.” Anyway, it’s not going to happen. But how many Maserati’s can you drive at once? Better to spend the money on a campaign.

Meanwhile, “Matrix Resurrections” has already made $10.5 million despite being available on HBO Max. That’s half of what “West Side Story” has taken in.

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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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