'˜Spider-Man' comes back swinging, takes No. 1 from '˜Scream'

  • This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North American charts with $14.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Globally, it's now grossed nearly $1.7 billion, passing the total earnings of both 'úJurassic World'Ě and 'úThe Lion King.'Ě (Sony Pictures via AP)

    This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North American charts with $14.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Globally, it's now grossed nearly $1.7 billion, passing the total earnings of both 'úJurassic World'Ě and 'úThe Lion King.'Ě (Sony Pictures via AP) Associated Press

  • This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Neve Campbell, left, and Courteney Cox in a scene from "Scream." (Brownie Harris/Paramount Pictures via AP)

    This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Neve Campbell, left, and Courteney Cox in a scene from "Scream." (Brownie Harris/Paramount Pictures via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 1/24/2022 9:18 AM

After spending one weekend in second place, 'úSpider-Man: No Way Home'Ě proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally.

The film topped the North American charts with $14.1 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Globally, it's now grossed nearly $1.7 billion, passing the total earnings of both 'úJurassic World" and 'úThe Lion King.'Ě And in North America its $721 million make it the fourth biggest release ever.

 

Peter Parker also stole first place back from 'ú Scream," which fell about 59% - a typical drop for a horror- in its second weekend with an estimated $12.4 million in ticket sales. The Paramount release has grossed $51.3 million so far.

Universal and Illumination's 'úSing 2" landed in third place in its fifth weekend, with $5.7 million. The animated title has earned $241.2 million worldwide.

There was little competition for the holdovers to contend with this weekend. The only two fresh offerings nationwide in theaters were comparatively lower-profile releases: 'úThe King's Daughter,'Ě a fairy tale with Pierce Brosnan that was filmed in 2014 and held until now (it bombed with $750,000 from over 2,000 locations), and 'úRedeeming Love,'Ě a faith-based historical romance with Nina Dobrev that cracked the top five with $3.7 million.

'úThis is a very slow weekend,'Ě said Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for Comscore. 'úJanuary is typically not a big month for box office. It may be a while before we have another big breakout hit, but once we do the floodgates may open."

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. 'úSpider-Man: No Way Home,'Ě $14.1 million.

2. 'úScream,'Ě $12.4 million.

3. 'úSing 2,'Ě $5.7 million.

4. 'úRedeeming Love,'Ě $3.7 million.

5. 'úThe King's Man,'Ě $1.8 million.

6. 'úThe 355,'Ě $1.6 million.

7. 'úAmerican Underdog,'Ě $1.2 million.

8. 'úThe King's Daughter,'Ě $750,000.

9. 'úWest Side Story,'Ě $689,000.

10. 'úLicorice Pizza,'Ě $683,357.

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Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr: www.twitter.com/ldbahr

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