Hollywood ends 2021 with more fireworks at the box office Spider-Man: No Way Home, Which topped all the films for the third week in a row and was already on the charts among the highest grossing films. The film industry, however, has plenty of reason to be both optimistic and anxious in 2022, including No Way Home Champagne, which is expected to double its total ticket revenue a year later than 2020, but still well ahead of the pace before the epidemic.
Movie theaters were closed for most of the opening year, but it ended with a monster smash. Sony Pictures’ Marvel sequel No Way Home grossed $ 52.7 million over the weekend, grossing $ 609.9 million over the three-week period. It ranks 10th all-time in North America. Worldwide, it grossed $ 1.37 billion, ran higher than Black Panther and became the 12th highest grossing film worldwide.
No Way Home, Tom Holland’s third independent film as WebSlinger, gave a huge lift to the box-office recovery that began enthusiastically last spring when US cinema theaters reopened a year after the closure of Kovid-19. Marvel films have dominated the turbulent year, with the first four films in 2021: No Way Home, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Black Widow.
The North American box office reached $ 4.5 billion in 2021, according to data firm ComScore. It has dropped by almost 60% since 2019 – days before masked moviegoers, social distance and virus variants like the now-increasing Omicron.
With particular theatrical windows shrinking, studios experimenting with hybrid releases and packing very few theaters with superhero films, it remains uncertain whether movies will ever reach those epidemic pre-eminence levels again. Due in part to COVID-19 interruptions, the 2022 release schedule is unusually full of potential blockbusters, including The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder and Avatar 2.
Second place over the weekend came Universal Picture’s animated sequel Sing 2. It took $ 19.6 million in its second weekend and reached a two-week high of $ 89.7 million. This is a consistent result as family movies and old movie-oriented movies are bouncing very slowly during the epidemic. Singh 2 added another $ 54.9 million internationally. Its trajectory should turn it into the top animated release of the epidemic.
But after No Way Home and Singh 2, the holiday weekend attracted very few moviegoers.
The Kingsman, the third installment in Matthew Vaughan’s Kingsman series, grossed $ 4.5 million in its second week after a poor debut. But it still fits in third. Produced by 20th Century Studios, the Disney release grossed $ 47.8 million worldwide.
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story sold $ 2.1 million for the fourth weekend. Despite being well-received (the film dropped 26% over the previous week), the once-imagined holiday of acclaimed music did not materialize. West Side Story grossed $ 29.6 million domestically and was disappointing.
After making its debut last week, Warner Bros. ′ The Matrix Resurrections fell 64% to $ 3.8 million in its second weekend. The film is being streamed simultaneously on the HBO Max, a 2021 rehearsal pledged to end in studio 2022. The long-awaited matrix reboot Kurt Warner NFL drama grossed $ 4.1 million in the second week of American Underdog. For Lionsgate.