‘Spider-Man’ surpasses $1B globally in second weekend

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home."

Peter Parker’s good fortune continued over the holiday weekend as Hollywood prepares to close the books on a turbulent 2021. Even with some mighty competition from new Matrix and Sing movies, and rising concerns over the omicron variant, Spider-Man: No Way Home stayed in the No. 1 spot and netted a few more milestones too including crossing the $1 billion mark globally.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Spider-Man added $81.5 million over the three-day weekend, down 69 percent from its first weekend. The Sony and Marvel film has now grossed $467 million from North American theaters, more than doubling the domestic grosses of 2021’s previous No. 1 film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

With $587.1 million from 61 overseas markets, in just 12 days of release, Spider-Man has grossed $1.05 billion globally. It’s the first film of the pandemic to cross $1 billion and is tied with Star Wars: The Force Awakens for being the third-fastest film to do so — and this without the benefit of its release in China.

Universal’s Sing 2 came in second place with an estimated $23.8 million, while Warner Bros.’ The Matrix Resurrections grossed $12 million to take third place.

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