With great power, comes four weeks of box office supremacy.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has officially been the most popular film in the U.S. for the fourth weekend in a row, holding on to its title with $33 million from 4,108 theaters earned this weekend, per Variety. The latest box-office victory came as the Tom Holland-starring film beat out the Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o-starring The 355, which only wound up with $4.8 million from 3,145 theaters.
The latest MCU entry has now earned a domestic total of $668 million, which puts it at No. 6 among the highest-grossing movies ever in the U.S., right behind Avengers: Infinity War, which earned $678 million in theaters. Black Panther sits at No. 4, having earned $700 million, so it’s possible that No Way Home slings past that one, too. But beyond just the U.S., No Way Home has earned $1.53 billion worldwide so far, making it the eighth-highest grossing film ever.
As for The 355, things aren’t looking as great. The theatrical losses could be cut with the help of a digital release in 17 days and the film’s arrival on Peacock shortly after, per Variety. The spy movie got torched by critics, which might explain at least partially why it finished in third place behind Sing 2, which earned $11.9 million from 3,713 theaters well after its Christmas release.
But let’s not get it twisted. This year belongs to Peter Parker. It’s no wonder Holland felt confident enough to take on one of our best living directors. In a recent interview, the star opened up about Martin Scorsese’s infamous comments on Marvel flicks, arguing that “he doesn’t know what it’s like because he’s never made one.”
“I’ve made Marvel movies and I’ve also made movies that have been in the conversation in the world of the Oscars, and the only difference, really, is one is much more expensive than the other,” Holland told the Hollywood Reporter. “But the way I break down the character, the way the director etches out the arc of the story and characters—it’s all the same, just done on a different scale. So I do think they’re real art.”