Spider-Man knocks Scream off the top of the North American box office

Spider-Man: No Way Home, the latest installment of the Adventures of Spider-Man, reclaimed the lead at the North American box office by grossing another $14.1 million this weekend, according to preliminary figures released Sunday by Exhibitor Relations, a firm specializing in the film industry.

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The film, the first in the COVID-19 era to have raised more than $1 billion in North America and internationally since its release, has thus dislodged the horror film Scream, who had briefly dethroned him last weekend.

Six weeks after its release, the Sony-produced film continues to bring a breath of fresh air to a cinema industry brought to its knees by the pandemic, with worldwide receipts of $1.69 billion.

The new version of the saga Scream, fifth of the name, comes in second position. The Paramount Studios horror flick grossed $12.4 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters from Friday to Sunday.

Third on the podium, the animated film from Universal Studios All on stage 2 gleaned 5.7 million this weekend (10 million expected over four days).

Another Universal product, new Christian romance drama Redeeming Love came in at number four with $3.7 million. This parable of sin and redemption, set in California during the gold rush, was more popular with audiences — especially in the conservative South of the United States — than with critics.

The King’s Man, spy movie prequel Kingsman, with actors Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton and Rhys Ifans, maintains its fifth place with $ 1.8 million.

Here’s the rest of the top 10:

6 — 355 (1,6 million de dollars)

7 — American Underdog (1,2 million)

8 — The King’s Daughter (750 000 dollars)

9 — West Side Story (698 000)

10 — Licorice Pizza (683 000)

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