Spider-Man: NWH webs up top spot, 6th all-time biggest film

(Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland)

Last week, the fifth installment of the iconic horror film franchise Scream debuted at the top box office spot, ending Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s four-week reign. However, it seems the web-slinger couldn’t be pushed down for long and last weekend Spider-Man regained his position at number one! 

Bottom line: Three Spider-Men trumps Ghostface.

The two films swapped positions and as Spider-Man, in its sixth week, earned over $14 million, a $6 million dip from the previous weekend, bringing its cumulative income to $721 million. Globally, No Way Home has amassed an impressive $1.69 billion, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of all time,at the box office. No Way Home has completely defied pandemic expectations, becoming the first movie to hit the $1 billion mark since this pandemic began decades ago in 2020. Scream, on the other hand, dipped a whopping 59% from week one to week two, and earned $12.4 million. 

In its fifth weekend in release, the star-studded, family-friendly animated Sing 2 maintained its position at #3 on the top ten list with $5.7 million, taking its domestic total to $128.4 million.

Taking the #4 spot was the weekend’s top newcomer: Universal’s under-the-radar romantic drama, Redeeming Love, with $3.7 million. Adapted from Francine Rivers’ 1991 bestselling book, the film is directed by D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return of Xander Cage)  and stars Abigail Cowen as a victim of child sex trafficking who falls in love with Tom Lewis’ man of faith during the time of the California gold rush. The book was apparently inspired by the Book of Hosea from the Bible, and its central theme is the “redeeming love of God towards sinners.”

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In fifth place, in its fifth weekend, Disney and 20th Century’s The King’s Man, the prequel to the popular spy series, raked in $1.8 million for a cumulative of $31.5 million domestically, $105 million globally, barely offsetting its $100 million budget.

The star-packed female spy-action pic The 355 has been in the top ten list for 3 weeks and has slipped further down the list to the #6 spot from #4 last week, earning just $1.6 million in domestic sales with a cumulative of $11 million. 

Lionsgate’s American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner, who overcomes years of challenges and setbacks to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback, in its third week, dropped from #6 to #7.

Newcomer, The King’s Daughter, a fairy tale with Pierce Brosnan that was filmed in 2014, opened in the #8 spot, just squeaking into the top ten list even after it monstrously flopped, only earring a paltry $750,000 on 2170 screens. The film follows King Louis XIV (Pierce Brosnan) who, hoping to achieve immortality, captures a mermaid and steals her life force, but a discovery by his illegitimate daughter threatens to ruin the king’s plans.

The top ten list rounds off with two films which could be Oscar contenders. Disney’s West Side Story at #9 and United Artists’ Licorice Pizza” is #10 with $10.8 million so far which is pretty impressive considering it has not expanded beyond a little more than 700 theaters.

The Top 10

1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) Week 6; Last weekend #2

$14,125,000 (-30%) in 3,705 (-220) theaters; PTA: $3,812; Cumulative: $721,011,000

2. Scream (Paramount) Week 2; Last weekend #1

$12,400,000 (-59%) in 3,666 (+2) theaters; PTA: $3,382; Cumulative: $51,348,000

3. Sing 2 (Universal) Week 5; Last weekend #3; also streaming on Peacock

$5,710,000 (-28%) in 3,434 (-147) theaters; PTA: $1,663; Cumulative: $128,412,000

4. Redeeming Love (Universal) NEW – Cinemascore: B+; Metacritic: 31

$3,710,000 in 1,903 theaters; PTA: $1,950; Cumulative: $3,710,000

5. The King’s Man (Disney) Week 5; Last weekend #5

$1,779,000 (-20%) in 2,510 (-530) theaters; PTA: $754; Cumulative: $31,510,000

6. The 355 (Universal) Week 3; Last weekend #4

$1,600,000 (-30%) in 2,609 (-536) theaters; PTA: $613; Cumulative: $11,081,000

7. American Underdog (Lionsgate) Week 5; Last weekend #6

$1,225,000 (-22%) in 2,164 (- 150 theaters; PTA: $; Cumulative: $23,133,000

8. The King’s Daughter (Gravitas Ventures) NEW – Metacritic: 31; Est. budget: $40 million

$750,000 in 2,170 theaters; PTA: $346; Cumulative: $750,000

9. West Side Story (Disney) Week 7; Last weekend #8

$698,000 (-25%) in 1,290 (-170) theaters; PTA: $541; Cumulative: $35,051,000

10. Licorice Pizza (United Artists) Week 9; Last weekend #9

$683,000 (-22%) in 772 (no change) theaters; PTA: $885; Cumulative: $10,786,000

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