Sunday, May 26, 2024

“Spider Man” On His Way Home: The Web Starts to Unravel as Mega Hit in Daily Box Office Decline


The great, dizzying success of “Spider Man: No Way Home” is coming to an end.

Yesterday the mega hit earned just $3.925 million, which is a lot for a Wednesday but the continuation of a sudden decline.

Is there anyone who hasn’t seen this movie who wants to? I doubt it. And a few times, at that. The total box office is $635,736,417. In 21 days, “No Way Home” has become the 8th most successful movie in history.

But all good things must come to an end. Starting this past Monday, “NWH” dropped 55%, and kept going day to day. With the Omicron raging, and the audience pretty much fulfilled, “No Way Home” will drop even further this weekend. The irony is that it could be the number 1 movie because of the environment and lack of releases. But Peter Parker and pals are ready to wrap it up.

Now maybe people with cabin fever will go sample the really great films available to them in safe theaters: “West Side Story,” “Belfast,” “Parallel Mothers,” have some fun with “House of Gucci,” even try “Nightmare Alley.” Up your game, folks, it’s worth it!

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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