Box office: December 17-20, 2021
the box office results of theatrical films from December 17, 2021 to December 20, 2021 have been published.
Spider-Man: No Path Home premiered at # 1 at the U.S. box office with $ 235 million. This is the third best weekend opening ever and it makes Spider-Man: No Path Home the highest grossing film of 2021. Worldwide, the film grossed $ 587.2 million.
Encanto was second for the second consecutive week at the box office with $ 6.5 million.
West Side Story was third at the US box office with $ 3.4 million.
Ghostbusters: the afterlife was fourth with $ 3.4 million for $ 117.2 million so far. Worldwide, the film grossed $ 173.6 million.
Alley of nightmares was fifth at the box office with $ 2.9 million.
This movies : Gucci House, Eternals, Clifford the big red dog, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, and Venom: let there be carnage respectively completed the Top Ten.
Top Ten movies that opened this weekend at the box office:
Spider-Man: No Way Home is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It’s the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and it’s the 27th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man alongside Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. In the film, Parker asks Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) to keep his identity as Spider-Man a secret again with magic after his public reveal in Far From Home, but it opens up the multiverse, allowing the super- villains of alternate realities who fought versions of Parker to enter his universe.
Nightmare Alley is a 2021 American neo-noir psychological thriller directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen and David Strathairn. This is the second film adaptation of Gresham’s novel, following the 1947 version. The film focuses on Stan Carlisle (Cooper), an ambitious carny, who befriends a corrupt psychiatrist, Dr. Lilith Ritter (Blanchett) , who turns out to be as dangerous as him.
Next week will see the release of: The king’s man, Matrix resurrections, Sing 2, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions for these outings in the weekly column The Bottom Line. An overview : Spider-Man: No Path Home will be number one at the box office for the second week in a row.
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