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‘Spider-Man’ swings into sixth place on all-time box office list

US actress Zendaya attends the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” premiere in Los Angeles on December 13, 2021. PHOTO / AFP

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” powered its way into sixth place on the all-time global box office list, as it returned to the top spot in North American theaters at the weekend, industry data showed Sunday.

In its sixth week out, the Sony superhero yarn with Tom Holland in the title role took in an estimated $14.1 million in the United States and Canada after slipping briefly from the top rung last weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported.

Globally, its expected $1.69 billion total would push it past blockbusters “Jurassic World” ($1.67 billion) and “The Lion King” ($1.66 billion) into sixth place on the all-time list, according to Box Office Mojo, a division of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

The achievement is all the more notable given that it came during the coronavirus pandemic, when theatergoers have been skeptical about returning to auditoriums amid an Omicron-fueled surge in the number of cases.

The only films ahead of it in terms of worldwide box office takes are “Avatar,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Titanic,” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Paramount’s latest installment in the “Scream” horror franchise grossed $12.4 million for second place in the Friday-through-Sunday period. As in the original “Scream” from 1996, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette star.

The third spot went to Universal’s animated musical “Sing 2,” at $5.7 million. The family friendly film has a big voice cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams and Bono.

Universal also claimed fourth place, with new Christian romance drama “Redeeming Love,” at $3.7 million.

Set during the California Gold Rush — though it was filmed in Cape Town — the film offers a parable about sin and salvation that has fared better with audiences, especially in the South, than with critics, analysts say.

And in fifth, for the second week, was spy action comedy “The King’s Man” from 20th Century, at $1.8 million. Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans and Matthew Goode star.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

“The 355” ($1.6 million)

“American Underdog” ($1.2 million)

“The King’s Daughter” ($750,000)

“West Side Story” ($698,000)

“Licorice Pizza” ($683,000)

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