January 7, 2022
Sony Pictures’ enduring theatrical blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home is poised to win its fourth-straight North American weekend box office through Jan. 9. The venerable Sony/Marvel Studios franchise film has generated almost $1.4 billion in revenue since its Dec. 17 debut.
Co-starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, No Way Home currently ranks as the top-grossing movie just seven days into 2022, a distinction carried over from 2021.
With an estimated three-day weekend revenue around $27 million, No Way Home could continue its climb up the record books. Entering the weekend, the comic book actioner surpassed Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($620.2 million) and Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers ($623.4 million) to rank eighth on the all-time North American revenue chart.
The movie has a realistic shot at passing Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World ($652.4 million) and Paramount Pictures’ Titanic’s ($659.4 million) if ticket sales, which include Imax screens, continue to resonate.
Lone theatrical runners-up include Universal’s animated musical Sing 2, which is reportedly projected to generate $12 million in revenue ($109 million) since its Dec. 24 debut. The studio’s new release, international actioner The 355, co-starring Diane Kruger, Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz and Luptia Nyong’o, is projected to generate $3 million in opening weekend sales.
Returning box office releases this weekend include 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man with projected $2.9 million in ticket sales; Lionsgate’s American Underdog ($2.2 million); Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Matrix Resurrections ($2 million); 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story ($1.6 million); and United Artists Releasing’s Licorice Pizza with $1 million in projected revenue.