The weekend box office report is provided by Daniel Garris, courtesy of BoxOfficeReport.com.
Weekend Estimates Update:
After finishing in second place last weekend, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home returned to first place this weekend with an estimated $14.13 million. Spider-Man: No Way Home has now led the domestic box office for five of the past six weekends. Spider-Man: No Way Home held up especially well this weekend, as the film we down just 30 percent from last weekend’s three-day performance. In addition to continuing to benefit from very strong word of mouth, Spider-Man: No Way Home (as well as holdovers in general) was helped out this weekend by this weekend’s new wide releases both being lower-profile films (which contributed towards Spider-Man: No Way Home holding onto a high percentage of its locations and showtimes from last weekend). With a massive 38-day gross of $721.01 million, Spider-Man: No Way Home remains the fourth highest grossing film of all-time domestically. With no new wide releases scheduled for next weekend, Spider-Man: No Way Home is pretty much guaranteed to remain in first place next weekend.
Internationally, Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed an estimated $27.7 million this weekend from 63 markets. Through Sunday, respective totals for Spider-Man: No Way Home stand at $970.1 million internationally and $1.691 billion globally. Spider-Man: No Way Home has now surpassed both 2019’s The Lion King and 2015’s Jurassic World to move into sixth place on the all-time global box office list. This weekend saw Spider-Man: No Way Home debut with $2.6 million in Norway. Total grosses for Spider-Man: No Way Home through Sunday by market include $116.9 million in the United Kingdom, $73.4 million in Mexico, $60.6 million in South Korea, $59.9 million in France, $53.2 million in Australia, $52.4 million in Brazil, $45.3 million in Russia, $43.0 million in Germany, $36.0 million in India, $28.9 million in Spain, $26.7 million in Japan, $26.6 million in Italy and $25.5 million in Indonesia. Globally, Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed an estimated $2.7 million from IMAX screens this weekend, which brings the film’s global IMAX total to $105.0 million (that represents the ninth highest global IMAX gross of all-time).
On the heels of last weekend’s healthy first place debut, Paramount’s Scream had to settle for a close second place this weekend with an estimated $12.40 million. While Scream was down a sharp 59 percent from last weekend’s three-day start, that also represented a respectable second weekend hold for a high-profile horror sequel. Scream passed the $50 million mark this weekend and has grossed $51.35 million through ten days, which is very solid, especially when taking into account the film’s modest production budget. With the film’s second weekend decline now out of the way; Scream is highly likely to hold up significantly better next weekend. Internationally, Scream grossed an estimated $10.2 million this weekend from 54 markets. Respective totals for the film stand at $33.6 million internationally and $85.0 million globally. Total grosses for Scream through Sunday by market include $6.5 million in the United Kingdom, $2.9 million in France, $2.8 million in Australia and $2.3 million in Mexico.
Universal’s Sing 2 held steady in third place with an estimated $5.71 million. That was down just 28.5 percent from last weekend’s three-day performance. Thanks in part to terrific holding power; Sing 2 has grossed $128.41 million through 33 days. That already gives Sing 2 a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 5.75 to 1. Sing 2 continues to pad its status as the highest grossing animated film domestically since re-opening and has now moved into ninth place among all films domestically since re-opening. With very little new competition for family audiences entering the marketplace in the near future, Sing 2 should continue to hold up very well going forward. Internationally, Sing 2 grossed an estimated $12.8 million this weekend from 59 markets, including debuts of $3.0 million in Germany and $2.4 million in Poland. Respective totals for Sing 2 stand at $112.8 million internationally and $241.2 million globally. Total grosses for Sing 2 through Sunday by market include $17.3 million in France, $12.0 million in Russia, $11.7 million in Mexico, $11.4 million in Australia, $7.3 million in Spain and $5.1 million in South Korea.
Fellow Universal release Redeeming Love debuted in fourth place with an estimated $3.71 million. While Redeeming Love debuted in line with its modest expectations, the film had a respectable per-location average of $1,950 this weekend (as the film was playing in 1,903 locations). Redeeming Love was directed by D.J. Caruso and stars Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis. The western romance had a bit of a built-in audience from being adapted from the 1991 novel of the same name, written by Francine Rivers. Redeeming Love has also been aimed at faith-based audiences. Redeeming Love has only been reviewed by a handful of critics, with reviews for the film being poor. However, the film looks to be going over far better with audiences, as Redeeming Love received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore and currently boasts a strong 95 percent Verified Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. Good word of mouth could lead to solid holding power for Redeeming Love going forward, especially if the film can hold onto its screens and showtimes in the weeks ahead.
As for some of this weekend’s other holdovers, Disney and 20th Century’s The King’s Man declined a slim 20 percent to claim fifth with an estimated $1.78 million, Universal’s The 355 was down a very solid 30 percent to place in sixth with an estimated $1.60 million and Lionsgate’s American Underdog decreased only 22 percent to take seventh with $1.23 million. Respective total grosses stand at $31.51 million for The King’s Man through 33 days, at $23.13 million for American Underdog through 30 days and at a modest $11.08 million for The 355 through 17 days. Internationally, The King’s Man grossed an estimated $6.2 million this weekend from 45 markets, with brings the film’s international total to $73.8 million and current global haul to $105.3 million.
Meanwhile, Gravitas Ventures’ wide release of The King’s Daughter resulted in an estimated eighth place start of just $0.75 million. The King’s Daughter was playing in 2,170 locations this weekend, which gave the film a soft per-location average of $346 for the frame. The King’s Daughter was directed by Sean McNamara and stars Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario and Benjamin Walker. The fantasy adventure film was originally produced way back in 2014 (then titled as The Moon and the Sun), before being shelved by Paramount in 2015, and finally being released by Gravitas Ventures this weekend. Critical reviews for The King’s Daughter have been largely negative. It should be noted that The King’s Daughter was released theatrically in part to help provide theatres with new product at this time.