‘Spider-Man’ exceeds billion at box office, a Covid era record

Lors of the Christmas weekend, the new Spider-Man notched a historic box office record. The franchise’s latest installment, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, became the first Covid-era film to gross over $ 1 billion.

According to Exhibitor Relations, a firm specializing in the film industry, Spider-Man – No Way Home raised $ 467.3 million in North America and $ 587 million internationally, or more than $ 1 billion over 12 days, confirming analysts’ expectations. He thus joins Star Wars – The Force Awakens who achieved this performance in 2015, according to the magazine Variety. And this, despite the spread of Omicron, the highly contagious variant of Covid-19 which is now disrupting the whole world.

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« Sing 2 », headliner of the weekend

With an estimated amount of $ 23.8 million, Sing 2 was the headliner of the weekend. He was ahead The Matrix Resurrections and The King’s Man who obtained $ 12 million and $ 6.4 million respectively. American Underdog, based on the real-life story of Kurt Warner, who from supermarket worker to National Football League (NFL) top player, sits in fifth place with $ 6.2 million.

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