Sunday, May 26, 2024

Box Office: “Spider Man” Leaps to $610 Mil US, Number 10 on All Time List Eyeing “Last Jedi,” “Avengers”


Records are made to be broken in movie land.

This weekend, “Spider Man: No Way Home” hit $610 million in the US, putting it at number 10 on the all time box office list.

Very soon, “No Way Home” will surpass “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “The Avengers.” If Spidey keeps going, it could approach “Black Panther” at $700 million.

Its only obstacles will be COVID and the return of school this week. The webslinger numbers are certainly slowing down after having a landmark run during the holidays.

At this rate, we are destined to have more “Spider Man” movies without a doubt over the next 7 years.

Considering that the original number 1 movie of all time, “ET: The Extra Terrestrial,” is now number 24 on the list, it’s pretty great that Steven Spielberg was never persuaded to make a sequel. An “ET 2” and “ET 3” would have put him at the top of the list. I’m surprised no one’s pitched a modern version with Drew Barrymore as the mom.

The other big ticket from this holiday was “Sing 2,” now just under $90 million. Universal should be pleased. It was good programming for families who had to get out of the house. Everything else was kind of blah, with adults obviously concerned about going to theatres with Omicron prevalent. “West Side Story” is still a notch under $30 million and “Belfast” hasn’t hit $7 million yet. They were the best films of 2021.

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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