What We’re Watching: Just Like Old Times as `Spider-Man’ Leads Box Office

Published on Sep 4, 2022

A re-release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is leading the way in another slow weekend at the box office, taking in $6 million at North American theaters, according to industry estimates released Sunday.

Sony’s massive blockbuster, which opened in December 2021 and grossed more than $760 million in the United States and Canada, is being re-released with about 11 minutes of previously unseen footage.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is second with $5.5 million in its 15th week in theaters, Comscore reported. The sequel to 1986’s hit starring Tom Cruise has grossed nearly $699 million domestically, and will soon pass “Black Panther” for the fifth-highest total in movie history.

“DC League of Super-Pets” is third with $5.45 million Friday through Sunday in its sixth week.

“Bullet Train” is fourth with $5.4 million in its fifth week, followed by “The Invitation” with $4.7 million in its second week.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Beast” ($3.6 million), “Minions: The Rise of Gru” ($3.1 million), “Thor: Love and Thunder” ($2.44 million), “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” ($2.41 million) and a re-release of 1975’s “Jaws” ($2.3 million).

This weekend’s overall three-day box office total was estimated at $53.1 million, just up from last weekend’s take of $52.7 million, which was the lowest total of the summer. The year-to-date total is up to $5.395 billion — an increase of 151% over 2021’s figure, according to Comscore.

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