‘Spider-Man’ stays at No. 1 in 4th weekend
Film Review - Spider-Man: No Way Home This image released by Sony Pictures shows Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Tom Holland in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." (Sony Pictures via AP) (Uncredited)The glamorous spies of “The 355” were no competition for the movie theater’s reigning webslinger. Spider-Man’s box office dominance continued in its fourth weekend in theaters, adding another $33 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. With $668.8 million in North American ticket sales to date, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is now the sixth highest grossing release of all time domestically. “Studios want to protect their crown jewels and give them the greatest shot at success in movie theaters.wftv.com
‘Spider-Man’ surpasses $1B globally in second weekend
Film Review - Spider-Man: No Way Home This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Holland, left, and Benedict Cumberbatch in Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home." According to studio estimates Sunday "Spider-Man" added $81.5 million over the three-day weekend, down 69% from its first weekend. With $587.1 million from 61 overseas markets, “Spider-Man" has grossed $1.05 billion globally, making it the highest earner of the pandemic. Universal’s “Sing 2” came in second place with an estimated $23.8 million, while Warner Bros.' “The Matrix Resurrections” grossed $12 million to take third place. Since its release Wednesday, it’s made $41 million ($1.6 million of that came from Thanksgiving weekend showings) from North America and $65 million worldwide.wftv.com
New this week: 'Don't Look Up,' new 'Matrix' and 'Sing 2'
The Stream This combination of images shows promotional art for "Being the Riccardos," a film streaming Dec. 21 on Amazon, left, "Don't Look Up," a film premiering Dec. 24 on Netflix, canter, and "The Mezzotint," premiering Dec. 24 on BritBox. (Amazon/Netflix/BritBox via AP) (Uncredited)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— A live posthumous album by Chuck Berry is being released this Christmas time as a digital download. — New music from U2 is included in the soundtrack for the animated "Sing 2," which opens Wednesday. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— TCM is in marathon mode, running holiday movies — or those with enough spirit to count — nonstop this week through Christmas Day.wftv.com
Universal delays 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' to 2021, 'Wicked' likely pushed to 2022
"Minions: The Rise of Gru" is the sequel to the 2015 film, "Minions," and spin-off/prequel to the main "Despicable Me" film series. "Minions: The Rise of Gru" won't be coming to theaters until 2021. Moving "The Rise of Gru" to July 2, 2021 means that Universal has to move "Sing 2," which was set to be released on that day, to Dec. 22, 2021. Universal's announcement comes just days after Sony said it had delayed most of its 2020 features to be released in 2021. Universal also pushed "F9," its newest Fast and Furious film to 2021 in March.cnbc.com