Spider-Man: No Way Home recorded the second best weekend ever at the US box office, grossing $ 260.13M, surpassing Avengers: Infinity War $ 257,698M.
The update was provided tonight by Sony which initially predicted a 22% drop between Saturday and Sunday. In reality, the proceeds dropped by only 13%, almost matching the trend of Star Wars: The Awakening of the Force which had dropped by only 11%.
On Sunday the Sony / Marvel Studios film grossed $ 64,175M, the third best Sunday gross ever, behind Avengers: Endgame ($ 90.3M) and Avengers: Infinity War ($ 69.2M). Ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($ 60.55M) and Black Panther ($ 60M).
According to EntTelligence, 20M people watched Spider-Man: No Way Home in the US this past weekend.
AMC the first movie chain announced this morning that it had sold $ 5M of tickets in the US in four days, 7M globally.
Thursday: $ 50M previews
Friday: $ 71.9M + 43.6% ($ 121.925M including previews)
Saturday: $ 73.9M + 2.9% versus Friday (-39% from Friday including previews)
Sunday: $ 64.175M -13% versus Saturday
3 days: $ 260.13M.
Top 10 first weekend during the pandemic (March 2020-December 2021)
Spider-Man: No Way Home : $ 260.0M
Shang-Chi : $ 224.5M
Venom 2 : $ 212.4M
Black Widow : $ 183.7M
Eternals $ 163.6M
No Time To Die $ 160.9M
A Quiet Place 2 : $ 160.1M
Free Guy : $ 121.6M
Ghostbusters: Legacy : $ 117.3M
Top 10 first weekend ever:
Avengers: Endgame : $ 357.1M
Spider-Man: No Way Home : $ 260M
Avengers: Infinity War : $ 257.7M
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: $ 248M
Star Wars: The Last Jedi : $ 220M
Jurassic World : $ 208.8M
Avengers : $ 207.4 M
Black Panther : $ 202M
The Lion King : $ 191.8M
Avengers: Age Of Ultron : $ 191.3M
Top 10 Box Office:
1 Spider-Man: No Way Home , 4,336 theaters, Thurs: $ 50M, Fri: $ 121,925M, Sat: $ 73.9M, Sun: $ 64,175M, 3 days: $ 260M, average: $ 59,995 (Sony) Set1
2 Encanto , 3,525 ( -225) theaters, Fri: $ 1.65M (-28%), 3 days: $ 6.48M (-35.0%), average: $ 1,839, Total: $ 81.49M (De) Set4
3 West Side Story , 2,820 theaters, Fri: $ 1.06M (-74%), 3 days: $ 3.65M (-65.4%), average: $ 1,296, Total: $ 18.22M (20th / Dis) Set2
4 Ghostbusters: Afterlife , 3,282 (-533) theaters, Fri: $ 930k (-47 %), 3 days: $ 3.41M (-51.9%), average: $ 1,035, Total: $ 117.26M (Sony) Set5
5 Nightmare Alley , 2,145 theaters, Fri: $ 1.19M, 3 days: $ 2.81M, average: $ 1,310 Total: $ 2.81 M Set1
6House of Gucci , 1,907 (-1,500) cinemas, Fri: $ 579k (-54%), 3 days: $ 1.85M (-54.9%), average: $ 972, Total: $ 44.88M (UAR / MGM) Set4
7 Eternals , 1,900 (-1,130) theaters, Fri: $ 337,000 (-58%), 3 days: $ 1.20M (-61.6%), average: $ 635, Total: $ 163.61M (De) Sep
7 8 Pushpa: The Rise , 400 theaters, Fri: $ 437.6k, 3 days: $ 1.13M (Hamsini) Sep1
9 Clifford the Big Red Dog , 2,840 theaters, Fri: $ 105k (-61%), 3 days: $ 400k (-69%), Total: $ 48.5M (Par ) Set6
10 Resident Evil: Raccoon City , 719 (-1,853) theaters, Fri: $ 85k (-81%), 3 days: $ 280k (-83%), Total: $ 16.7M (Sony) Set4
11 Dune, 315 (-633) theaters, Fri: $ 66,000, 3 days: 235,000 (-73%), Total: $ 106.8M (Warner) Sep9
12 Venom 2 , 450 (-553) theaters, Fri: $ 65,000 (-66%) ), 3 days: Average: Total: $ 212.4M (Sony) Sep12
Encanto was the only Top 10 film not affected by the release of Spider-Man. The film was down only -35.0%, grossing $ 6.48M.
Given the trend in its second weekend, -65.4%, it seems that West Side Story will not be a dormant success like The Greatest Showman , neither in America nor on international markets.
In two weeks it has grossed $ 9.1M from international territories, global revenue from 47 markets is $ 27.1M against a $ 100M budget that could rise to $ 160- $ 170M with marketing.
Nightmare Alley grossed far less than it was estimated ($ 4 / 5M), just $ 2.8M. Guillermo del Toro’s film was made on a budget of $ 60M. The public is 56% male, and 57% over the age of 35.