January 9, 2022
Sony Pictures’ lucrative webslinger franchise continues to fire on all cylinders. The latest release, Spider-Man: No Way Home, again dominated the weekend box office (through Jan. 9), generating an estimated $33 million in ticket sales across 4,100 North American screens. The tally upped the Tom Holland-starring superhero actioner’s domestic haul to $668 million to make it the sixth-highest grossing North American release in history.
Through the weekend, No Way Home passed Paramount Pictures’ Titanic at $659 million, and Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World with $652 million. The movie is just $10 million behind No. 5 Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War at $678 million. No Way Home has generated more than $1.5 billion in global ticket sales.
Meanwhile, Universal’s animated musical Sing 2 generated around $12 million across more than 3,700 screens to push its North American tally to $100 million — equaling Disney’s Frozen 2 in 2019.
Finally, Universal’s new female-driven actioner, The 355, met its modest predictions, generating about $5 million across more than 3,000 screens. Co-starring Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Luptia Nyong’o, the movie is set to hit retail channels, including premium VOD, on Jan. 23, and on Peacock Feb. 20, as part of Universal’s shortened box office strategy.