'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Continues Its Reign at Box Office, Surpasses $600M Domestically
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It's also reported that the web-filled crossover blockbuster will likely climb to the No. 8 spot of the Top 10 highest grossing films ever in North America as it passes the domestic totals of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and 'The Avengers'.

AceShowbiz - "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has continued its domestic box office domination for the third weekend in a row. The superhero flick starring Tom Holland and Zendaya Coleman earned another $54 million, bringing its total domestic gross to $611 million on Sunday, January 2. This total accounts for 12 percent of the U.S. 2021 box office, according to reports.

That puts the web-filled crossover blockbuster among the Top 10 highest grossing films ever in North America. While it has just passed "Incredibles 2" which has collected $608 million grossed so far, it will likely climb to the No. 8 spot as it passes the domestic totals of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with $620 million and "The Avengers" with $623 million.

This coming week, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" also has its target set on the 10th spot of Top lifetime grosses as it now has a global total of $1.37 billion that exceeds the 2018 run of "Black Panther" for the No. 12 spot. The No. 10 spot currently belongs to "Frozen II" with $1.45 billion.

The extended reign came after the superhero flick made coronavirus pandemic history last week, becoming the first film in 2021 to cross the $1 billion mark in ticket sales worldwide. It also claimed $253 million following its December 17 debut, setting a new record for the franchise and Sony.

As for the rest of the Top 10 on this week's box office, star-studded animated musical "Sing 2" retained its second-place spot, bringing in approximately $19.6 million this weekend and $89 million overall. 20th Century's "The King's Man" was able to rise above "American Underdog" for third on the charts with around $4.5 million. However, the third installment in Matthew Vaughn's spy series "Kingsman" is still deep in the red with $19.5 million domestically and $47.8 million worldwide after two weekends.

Sports drama "American Underdog" and sci-fi action "The Matrix Resurrections" rounded out the Top 5, bringing in approximately $4.1 million and $3.8 million this weekend, respectively. Meanwhile, "West Side Story" came in sixth, bringing in roughly $2.1 million.

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" followed behind Steven Spielberg's romance musical in seventh place, bringing in around $1.4 million this weekend. "Licorice Pizza", "A Journal For Jordan" and "Encanto" all remained in the Top 10 for yet another weekend, bringing in approximately $1.2 million, $1.1 million, and $1 million, respectively.

Top 10 of North America Box Office (December 31, 2021 - January 2, 2022):

  1. "Spider-Man: No Way Home" - $54 million
  2. "Sing 2" - $19.6 million
  3. "The King's Man" - $4.5 million
  4. "American Underdog" - $4.1 million
  5. "The Matrix Resurrections" - $3.8 million
  6. "West Side Story" - $2.1 million
  7. "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" - $1.4 million
  8. "Licorice Pizza" - $1.2 million
  9. "A Journal for Jordan" - $1.1 million
  10. "Encanto" - $1 million

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