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‘Scream’ Indeed: Does ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Still Have Box Office Legs?

NEWS ANALYSIS — Paramount Pictures’ slasher reboot Scream ended Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home weekend box office reign in convincing fashion through Jan. 16. Can the fifth installment in the “Scream” franchise hold off the webslinger’s enduring appeal through Jan. 23?

Industry estimates peg Scream generating $12.7 million in ticket sales, with No Way Home just behind at $12.6 million, followed by Universal Pictures’ enduring animated musical Sing 2 rounding out the podium with a projected $5.4 million in revenue.

Scream is projected to surpass previous release, 2011’s Scream 4, in total revenue ($38 million) today (Jan. 21). Meanwhile, No Way Home, after passing fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe box office champions Black Panther ($700 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($679 million) for No. 4 on the all-time box office revenue chart, still lags significantly behind Avatar with more than $760 million in North American ticket sales. No Way Home is projected to approach the $720 million mark this weekend.

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Regardless, Spider-Man and Co. are expected to easily fend off box office newcomers The King’s Man (20th Century) and, separately, The King’s Daughter (Gravitas Pictures).

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