Thursday, May 30, 2024

Box Office: “Spider Man 8” Climbs Back to Number 1, Knocking Off “Scream 5”:


Spider Man, Spider Man does whatever aisĀ  spider can.

In this case, “Spider Man: No Way Home” does the unexpected and climbs back to number 1 with a $14 million weekend. The 8th Spider Man movie knocked off “Scream 5,” which did a respectable $12 million but finished second.

“No Way Home” is now comfortably lodged at number 4 on the all time box office list with $721 million. It has $40 million to go to over take “Avatar” at number 3.

The rest of the box office is uneventful. Something called “The King’s Daughter” opened on over 2,000 screens and made just $750,000. So much for that whatever it was.

“The King’s Man” is stalling at $31 million. Luckily it’s made $73 million abroad. How do you like that? They loved it in South Korea, France, and Mexico the most. Go figure.

PS The “Spider Man” success has not crossed over for Zendaya in her HBO series, “Euphoria.” The series had 279,000 viewers last week on HBO Prime. The series is rated for adults and everyone over my age for being X rated and sort of ridiculous. If high school were really just a sex party, everyone would go back immediately!

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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