After one weekend outside of the No. 1 slot, Spider-Man: No Way Home could be regaining its pole position in the domestic box office once again. The Marvel entry and the slasher sequel ‘Scream’, according to ‘Variety’, are locked in a tight battle this weekend, but ‘No Way Home’ is projected to be just ahead of its competition. Andrew Garfield Reveals He Lied to Emma Stone About His Spider-Man No Way Home Role, Shares Her Reaction.
Columbia Pictures is projecting a $13.5 million gross for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ over its sixth weekend at the domestic box-office, which is a soft 30 per cent drop from its previous outing. As ‘Variety’ puts it, “After practically redefining the rules of the pandemic era box office, the mega-hit MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) entry is finally beginning to wind down its theatrical run.” Scream Dethrones Spider-Man No Way Home From Top Spot at US Box Office in Its Opening Weekend.
Analysts, meanwhile, are predicting that the Tom Holland-led movie may just topple ‘Avatar’ from the third spot in the list of highest-grossing films in the history of the North American box office. The release is expected to expand its domestic cumulative earnings to $720.4 million by Sunday. ‘No Way Home’ at present is the fourth highest-grossing film in the history of the domestic box-office.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ($936 million) and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ($858 million) are likely out of reach at this point, “though Spidey could claw its way past ‘Avatar’ ($760 million) when all is said and done,” reports ‘Variety’.
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