A week after its powerful web weakened enough to let “Scream” be heard in North American theaters, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has managed a rare return to the top of the box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
In its sixth week out, the Sony superhero yarn with Tom Holland in the title role took in an estimated $14.1 million after slipping briefly from the top spot last weekend.
Globally, its expected $1.69 billion total would push it past blockbusters “Jurassic World” ($1.67 billion) and “The Lion King” ($1.66 billion) on the all-time list, according to Box Office Mojo, a division of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Paramount’s latest installment in the “Scream” horror franchise grossed $12.4 million for second place in the Friday-through-Sunday period. As in the original “Scream” from 1996, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette star.
The third spot went to Universal’s animated musical “Sing 2,” at $5.7 million. The family-friendly film has a big voice cast including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams and Bono.
Universal also claimed fourth place, with new Christian romance drama “Redeeming Love,” at $3.7 million.
Set during the California Gold Rush — though it was filmed in Cape Town — the film offers a parable about sin and salvation that has fared better with audiences, especially in the South, than with critics, analysts say.
And in fifth, for the second week, was spy action comedy “The King’s Man” from 20th Century, at $1.8 million. Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans and Matthew Goode star.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
“The 355” ($1.6 million)
“American Underdog” ($1.2 million)
“The King’s Daughter” ($750,000)
“West Side Story” ($698,000)
“Licorice Pizza” ($683,000)