Despite movie theaters in the Northeast being closed due to Winter Storm Kenan, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is coming in above the studio’s estimates yesterday morning with $11M in its seventh weekend. How is that? Essentially, the Jon Watts directed MCU title is seeing 24% of its business from the West with 23% from the Southeast and 15% from South Central outside the snow zone.
Interestingly enough, Spider-Man: No Way Home, despite movie theaters continuing to be shuttered today in the Northeast, is over-indexing in the region at 13.1% versus all other titles at 12.3%. In NYC, big cinemas such as the E-Walk, Lincoln Square and Union Square remain in operation despite Central Park seeing over seven inches of snow.
This puts No Way Home at $735.9M stateside with $24.6M left to go before it beats James Cameron’s Avatar. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home has crossed a billion overseas putting its global take a $1.74 billion.Industry sources informed us that No Way Home triggers a $610M profit after all ancillaries after hitting $1.75 billion (still the movie is definitely in the black).
Spider-Man: No Way Home has notched No. 1 for six weekends out of its seven weekend run, putting the movie in a group of such titles achieving that feat as Terms of Endearment (1983), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Fugitive (1993), Rain Man (1988), and Rocky IV (1985). By comparison, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial holds the record for the longest run at No. 1 with 16 weekends. For the millennium, Avatar holds the record for the most weekends at No. 1 at seven weekends. Spider-Man: No Way Home, among Marvel movies, bests Black Panther‘s streak of five weekends at No. 1.
Many of the movie theaters AMC and Regal which closed yesterday will continue to be closed today throughout New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut. The total weekend box office for most movies is looking to come in at an estimated $37.2M, the lowest three days since late September 2020. According to news reports, thousands are without power, with Atlantic City seeing snowfall records of 33.2 inches, Boston clocking 23.6 inches, and Philly seeing 5.8 inches.
In good news, Ontario movie theaters reopen tomorrow at 50% capacity after being closed due to the Omicron surge in that part of Canada. Also, the province is lifting their concession ban which had been in effect for quite some time. Full capacity is expected to occur on Feb. 21. Quebec is reopening movie theaters on Feb. 7 after being closed for two months.
1.) Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) 3,675 (-30) theaters, Fri $2.75M (-19%)/Sat $5.37M/Sun $2.87M/3-day $11M (-21%)/Total $735.9M/Wk 7
2.) Scream (Par) 3,518 (-148) theaters Fri $2.06M (-45%)/Sat $3.4M/Sun $1.86M/3-day $7.35M (-40%), Total: $62.1M/Wk 3
3.) Sing 2 (Uni/Ill) 3,434 (-147) theaters, Fri $1.03M (-18%)/Sat $2.3M/Sun $1.46M/3-day $4.8M (-17%)/Total: $134.5M/Wk 6
4.) Redeeming Love (Uni) 1,963 (+60) theaters, Fri $560K (-62%)/Sat $790K/Sun $500K/3-day $1.85M (-48%)/Total: $6.5M/Wk 2
5.) The King’s Man (20th/Dis) 2,440 (+125) theaters Fri $463K (-10%)/Sat $830K/Sun $461k/3-day $1.75M (-2%)/Total $34M/Wk 6
6.) The 355 (Uni/FilmNation) 2,513 (-96) theaters, Fri $370K (-20%)/ Sat $660K/Sun $370K/3-day $1.4M (-12%)/Total $13.09M/Wk 4
The 355 is now available on PVOD.
7.) American Underdog (LG) 2,113 (-51) theaters, Fri $354K (-10%)/Sat $630K/Sun $241K/3-day: $1.22M (+4%)/Total: $24.78M/Wk 6
8.) Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony) 1,170 (+109) theatres, Fri $180K (+17%)/Sat $400K/Sun $190K/3-day $770K (+18%)/Total $128.06M/Wk 11
9.) Licorice Pizza (UAR) 772 theaters, Fri $185K (-10%)/Sat $316k/Sun $190K/3-day: $691K (+5%)Total $11.8M/Wk 10
10.) West Side Story (20th/Dis) 1,335 (+55) theaters, Fri $165K (-15%)/Sat $270K/Sun $179K/3-day $614K (-14%)/Total $36M/Wk 8
11.) Nightmare Alley (Sea) 1,103 (+713) theaters Fri $155k (+142%)/Sat $245K/ Sun $134K/3-day $534K (+134%)/Total: $10.35M/Wk 7
Parallel Mothers (SPC) 684 (+573) theaters, 3-day $312,9K (+87%)/Total $1M/Wk 6
Drive My Car (Jan/Side) 114 (+18) theaters, 3-day $103,4K/Total $807K/Wk 10
This is the Golden Globe winning international film’s best weekend date despite theaters in the Northeast closed due to snowstorms.
Game Stop: Rise of the Players (NEON) 267 theaters, Fri $35K/Sat $24K/Sun $20K/3-day $80K/Wk 1
Belfast (Foc) 196 (+133) theaters Fri $30K/ Sat $55K/ Sun $35K/ 3-day $120K (+252%)/Total $7.19M/Wk 12
Sundown (BST) 6 theatres, 3-day $24K/Wk 1
Compartment No. 6 (SPC) 3 theaters, 3-day $9,3K/Total $15,1K/Wk 1