Historic “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. The Tom Holland-led feature grossed over $ 250 million in three days at the US box office, and climbed the Best Starts podium alongside two other Marvel films.
Spider-Man: No Way Home… And the others. After a historic first day on Friday, December 17 (second best launch behind Avengers Endgame), the superhero continued its momentum, with a cumulative estimated at $ 253 million in three days at the American box office, between the 17 and December 19.
Spider-Man thus offers himself the third best inaugural weekend in history, a few million greenbacks from Avengers Infinity War ($ 257M in April 2018), and further from the untouchable Avengers Endgame (357M $ in April 2019). Three feature films in which Tom Holland shines, become more than ever bankable for the Hollywood industry.
This performance is all the more impressive as it is part of the COVID-19 pandemic which has had an extremely negative impact on theatrical attendance for almost two years. By comparison, Spider-Man Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home started at $ 117M and $ 92M for their first three days in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has already established itself as the biggest success in 2021 ahead of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings ($ 224M) and Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage ($ 209M), leaves little room for competition. The Marvel film thus captures 92% (!) Of the weekly Top 20 receipts.
A classification where the West Side Story by Steven Spielberg is losing more than 67% in attendance after his difficult start last weekend. The musical shows an accumulation of $ 18M in two weeks, and could become the biggest failure of the American filmmaker’s career: beyond his first film Sugarland Express ($ 7.5M in 1974), The Empire of the Sun had stopped its flight at $ 22M in 1987.
Another major filmmaker is roughed up this year: after Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, M. Night Shyamalan, Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, James Wan or Clint Eastwood, the Nightmare alley by Guillermo Del Toro joined the 2021 American vintage chess list. The film noir thus started under the $ 3M mark over the weekend, and was even beaten on average per copy by the Indian drama Pushpa: The Rise released in 400 theaters ($ 3,300 versus $ 1,379 per theater).
Source: Box Office Mojo