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New ‘Spider-Man’ movie has third biggest domestic opening of all time

FILE PHOTO: Spider-Man: No Way Home premiere in Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: Members Benedict Wong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya and Tom Holland pose for a photo as they attend the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home in Los Angeles, California, May 13 12 year 2021 . REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni

December 19, 2021

By Lisa Richwine

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed about $253 million in the United States and Canada in ticket sales over the weekend, breaking pandemic records and ranking as the third-biggest domestic debut for the film. in Hollywood history, distributor Sony Corp said on Sunday.

Globally, “No Way Home” generated an additional $334.2 million for a worldwide weekend total of $587.2 million, studio estimates said.

The blockbuster return has provided a much-needed shock to theaters like AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Cineworld, which have struggled to draw crowds during the COVID-19 crisis. The spread of the Omicron variant https://www.reuters.com/world/threat-omicron-looms-over-christmas-holidays-europe-us-2021-12-19 has raised new concerns.

But when New York City’s Broadway and Rockettes canceled screenings and the National Football League postponed games, theaters went into a frenzy. Fans filled the auditorium to see “No Way Home,” a big-budget superhero film co-produced by Sony and Walt Disney Co, in theaters only.

It stars Tom Holland as the Marvel web superhero and Zendaya as his girlfriend, MJ, in the third film in the Spider-Man trilogy. It also brings back the stars of previous “Spider-Man” movies.

“This weekend’s historic results for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, from around the world and facing multiple challenges, reaffirm the unprecedented cultural impact that movies hit theaters. monopoly may exist,” Sony Pictures President and CEO Tom Rothman said in the statement.

The previous record of the pandemic was set by the superhero movie “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/venom-bond-pull-4-mln-people- amc-theaters-over-weekend-2021-10-04 grossed $90 million domestically in the first three days of October.

Cinemark said ticket sales for “No Way Home” were particularly strong in the United States and Latin America and on large-format screens.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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