'Spider-Man: No Way Home' tops North American box office for 4th straight weekend

A fan is cosplay is seen at Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: VCG)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- "Spider-Man: No Way Home" stayed atop the North American box office for the fourth weekend in a row with a three-day estimate of 33.01 million U.S. dollars, according to studio figures released by measurement firm Comscore on Sunday.

The superhero film, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, has grossed 668.75 million dollars in the United States and Canada through Sunday. The film now ranks as the sixth highest grossing film of all-time in North America.

Based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the sequel to 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and 2019's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Directed by Jon Watts, it is the third Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film.

Internationally, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" also took in 64.4 million dollars this weekend in 63 markets, bringing its global cume to 1.53 billion dollars. The film is now the eighth highest grossing film of all-time globally.

Universal's animated musical comedy film "Sing 2" came in second with 11.95 million dollars in its third weekend. The sequel to 2016's "Sing" has grossed 109.01 million dollars through Sunday in North America.

Directed by Garth Jennings, the film features an all-star cast of voice talents, including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly. Buster Moon, the ever-optimistic koala who owns the Moon theater, and his performers must persuade the world's most reclusive rock star to join them for the opening of a dazzling stage extravaganza in the sequel.

Universal's spy film "The 355" opened in the third place with 4.8 million dollars this weekend.

Directed by Simon Kinberg, the film follows a group of female agents from around the world, who must work together to protect the world when a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands.

Twentieth Century Studios' spy action film "The King's Man" landed in fourth with 3.27 million dollars in its third weekend for a North American cume of 25.09 million dollars.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the prequel to 2014's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and 2017's "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander and Harris Dickinson among others.

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Lionsgate's sports film "American Underdog" finished fifth in its third weekend with 2.41 million dollars, pushing its North American total to 18.74 million dollars.

Based on the book "All Things Possible" and directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin, the film tells the inspirational true story of American football star Kurt Warner, who went from a stockboy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP and Hall of Fame quarterback.