Refresh for latest…: Happy New Year, Peter Parker! In its third weekend, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has lifted its global cume to $1.37B, becoming the 12th highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. Slinging up another $78.3M in 61 international box office markets this session, Spider-Man: No Way Home now has an offshore cume of $759M. The current overseas frame reps a drop of just 35% from the last.
Individual markets saw great holds during the New Year session with the UK increasing 25% from last weekend when cinemas were closed on Christmas Day. The total there is now $92.4M. Mexico has now grossed $64.9M. France led all play in the session with $8.1M for a $50.2M running cume.
Other notable markets on the Jon Watts-directed juggernaut include Korea ($7.2M weekend/-43%/$51.4M cume), Germany ($4.5M/+7%/$29.5M), Australia ($4.4M/-15%/$42M), Indonesia ($3.4M/-46%/$22.9M), Brazil ($3.1M/-45%/ $40.2M), Russia ($3M/-51%/$34M), India ($2.2M/-53%/$34.2M).
In IMAX, No Way Home has now grossed $83.1M worldwide, $30.7M of which comes from overseas. This is all before the webslinger hits Japan on Friday this week.
Elsewhere, Universal/Illumination’s Sing 2 belted out another $17.2M this session in 48 markets, a terrific 2% drop from the previous frame. The overseas cume is now $54.9M for a $144.6M running global cume.
Highlights among new openers include Ukraine‘s $1.2M No. 1 opening; with previews this is the market’s best animated start during the pandemic and is 152% above the first movie. Chile is looking at a strong path ahead, with a Thursday opening that was the best of the pandemic for an eventual $400K weekend, ahead of the previous Sing. In holdovers, France led play with $4M — even on last weekend — for a $12.6M cume (+36% on Sing at the same point). Mexico had a strong -27% hold for a $7.6M cume after two frames; Australia saw great midweeks and has cumed $5.4M while Russia dipped 23% for a $4.6M running total.
In all, Sing 2 is tracking 29% behind the first movie. Still on deck are such majors as Korea, Brazil, Germany, the UK and Japan.
Disney/20th Century Studio’s The King’s Man tailored a $14.1M overseas weekend in 22 markets. The offshore cume is $28.3M and global is $47.8M.
Taiwan was a No. 1 opening, the fourth best of 2021 with $2.8M. Hong Kong gave the Ralph Fiennes-starrer a No. 2 debut with $900K. Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore also opened at No. 2 behind the continued run of No Way Home. France bowed to $2.2M in third place, and Mexico started off in third as well, with $800K (2% ahead of Free Guy). In holds, King’s Man was No. 2 in the UK after launching there last Sunday; the running total is $4.6M. It remains the No. 2 movie in Korea with $6.6M to lead all offshore play.
Next session adds Germany, Italy, Australia and Brazil, among others. Russia goes January 13.
Warner Bros’ The Matrix Resurrections swallowed a further $13.7M in 76 markets, a 52% drop from the previous session. The international running cume is $75.1M for $106M worldwide.
Solid New Year’s drops included Japan (-19%), the UK (-20%), Germany (-23%) and France (-38%). Japan leads all play with $9.7M, followed by the UK ($7M), Russia ($6.8M), France ($5.8M) and Mexico ($3.9M) to round out the Top 5.
There are four markets ahead including the Netherlands and China on January 14.