No Way Home’ tops box office Sing 2 Matrix trails

The webbed wonder swung past the White Rabbit on Christmas Eve.

In the battle of the holiday season sequels, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” continued its box office dominance Friday, taking in $19.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

In second place was the family friendly “Sing 2,” which sold $5.3 million in tickets. The poorly reviewed fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise, “The Matrix Resurrections,” took in just $2.7 million.

The third installment of director Jon Watts’ Spidey series, which stars Tom Holland, is on pace to earn up to $100 million over the weekend and $478 million in its first 10 days in domestic theaters, Variety reported.

If estimates hold, on Sunday “No Way Home” will become the first pandemic-era movie — and the first flick period since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” — to cross $1 billion at the global box office, Variety said, even though it is not playing in the critical Chinese market.

“The Matrix Resurrections” is streaming on HBO Max along with appearing in theaters.
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“Sing 2” is expected to reach $42.8 million over the five-day holiday, on par with projections, Variety said. That’s a solid result for a family friendly film during the pandemic, particularly with the Omicron variant spreading.

Directed by Lana Wachowski, the latest “Matrix” installment has taken in just $13.2 million since its debut Wednesday and is on target for a five-day total of around $41 million, Variety said. The film, which reunites Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, launched simultaneously on HBO Max, which likely weighed on its box office results.

Right now, it’s pacing “Dune,” which has taken in $41 million since its Oct. 22 premiere and become Warner Bros’ biggest flick of the year.

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“Sing 2” came in second place in latest the box office returns.

In fourth place on Friday, “The King’s Man,” a prequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” took in $1.2 million and hopes to generate at least $10 million through Sunday, Variety said. Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake came in at No. 5 with $546,000 in ticket sales. The Disney musical has generated $21.7 million domestically since its Dec. 1 release.