‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Set to Ring in New Year Box Office No. 1

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home is projected to enter the 2022 box office the way it ended 2021: A resounding No. 1.

The Tom Holland/Zendaya-starring superhero movie has already become Sony’s highest-grossing movie of all-time with more than $1.1 billion in global revenue. It is the third-fastest movie (12 days) to reach $500 million in domestic ticket sales, with just Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassing the timeline in just eight days and 10 days, respectively.

As No Way Home enters its third box office weekend targeting $600 million in domestic revenue, the title has few major challenges other than growing concerns about coronavirus Omicron variant infections spreading throughout the country.

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Meanwhile, Universal Pictures’ sequel Sing 2 has become the top-grossing animated movie during the pandemic — generating more than $47 million after six days. The title is projected to finish runner-up to Spider-Man, with Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Matrix Resurrections continuing its underwhelming theatrical run. The title’s ticket sales were likely impacted by the Keanu Reeves’ sci-fi drama also streaming for free on HBO Max.

Other contenders include Lionsgate’s Kurt Warner football biopic American Underdog, which is projected to generate less than $6 million in its second box office weekend — but ahead of 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man with $4.5 million in its sophomore weekend.