(AFP) – “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, the latest episode of the adventures of the spider-man, has remained firmly clinging to the head of the North American box office by making $ 33 million over the week -end, according to provisional figures released Sunday by Exhibitor Relations, a firm specializing in the film industry.
The film, the first of the Covid era to have raised more than $ 1 billion in North America and internationally since its release, brought a breath of fresh air to a film industry struggling to recover from the terrible blow dealt by the pandemic.
The superhero is played there by British actor Tom Holland. The previous episodes, where the red and blue suit was worn by Tobey Maguire then Andrew Garfield, had also been a great success at the box office.
The animated film “Tous en Scène 2” retained second place with nearly $ 12 million won between Friday and Sunday in American and Canadian theaters.
The spies of “355”, played by actresses Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bing-Bing, for their part rose to the third step of the podium with $ 4.8 million for the first weekend of the feature film.
Also in the field of intelligence, “The King’s Man”, prequel to the spy films “Kingsman”, with actors Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans found itself in fourth place with nearly 3.3 million dollars in revenue.
“American Underdog” followed closely behind, with more than $ 2.4 million raised. It is based on the memoir of Kurt Warner, a young man who rose from the shelves of a grocery store to the status of American football superstar.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
“Matrix Resurrections” (1,9 million)
“West Side Story” (1,4 million)
“Ghostbusters: The Legacy” (1.1 million)
“Licorice Pizza” (1 million)
“House of Gucci” (632.000)