1. SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Spider-Man: No Way Home zoomed past its all around elevated assumptions to make a big appearance with $260 million this weekend. The Jon Watts coordinated superhuman film featuring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch set various opening weekend records this weekend. This included the biggest opening weekend ever for the Spider-Man establishment, the biggest opening weekend ever for Sony, the biggest opening weekend ever for the long stretch of December which was recently held by 2015’s The Force Awakens scoring $247 million, and the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the updated international debut for the film stands at $340.8 million, which takes it’s global debut at a massive $600.8 million. That represents the third biggest launch ever at a global scale, only behind Avenger’s Endgame and Infinity War.
Disney’s Encanto had an impressive hold this weekend among major holdovers and beating West Side Story. The film earned $6.5 million in it’s fourth weekend, down only 35% from last weekend. The film also passed the $80 million domestic mark this weekend.
The film’s international total stands at $94 million and the current global absolute is $175.5 million.
3. WEST SIDE STORY
West Side Story was down two spots and a disappointing 68% to be placed in third place with just $3.4 million. This suggests that the film may not be going over as well with audiences as it has with critics.
The film has also fared poorly overseas, where it has taken in $9 million to date, bringing its worldwide total to just $27.1 million.
4. GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
In fourth position was Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which made $4 million. The film has grossed $117.2 million domestically so far.
The film’s international total currently stands at $56.4 million and the global global total is $173.6 million.
5. NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Awards contender Nightmare Alley was off to very poor fifth place start with an estimated $2.9 million.
The international launch for the film does not begin until January.