AceShowbiz - "Spider-Man: No Way Home" has found its way back to the top of box office. A reissue of the 2021 movie leads the North American chart on Labor Day weekend, nearly nine months after its original release.
The Tom Holland-starring movie brought in an estimated $6 million for the three-day weekend and $7.6 million for the four-day weekend. That's, however, the lowest gross for a No. 1 Labor Day film in years.
Following up at No. 2 is another solid player, "Top Gun: Maverick", which remains in the top five on its 15th weekend. It adds an estimated $5.5 million over three days and a projected $7 million through Monday.
The sequel to 1986's "Top Gun" has now officially crossed the $700 million domestically, becoming only the sixth in history to do so. The Tom Cruise-starrer has brought in a total of $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office and is currently the highest-grossing movie of 2022 so far.
At No. 3 is "DC League of Super-Pets", which takes a leap from last No. 6 with approximately $5.45 million. "Bullet Train" trails close behind at No. 4, falling two places from No. 2, with an estimated $5.4 million.
Meanwhile, last week's newcomer and champion "The Invitation (2022)" failed to lure more audience on its second weekend. It stumbles to No. 5 with approximately $4.7 million.
The victory of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" (Re-release) is largely due to no new major studio movie released this weekend. It also benefited from the National Cinema Day, a one-day event where participating locations sell movie tickets for prices as low as three dollars. As a result, more than 8 million consumers went to the movies on Saturday, September 3, compared to only 1 million the day before.
"This event outstripped our biggest expectations," said Cinema Foundation president Jackie Brenneman. "The idea of the day was to thank moviegoers for an amazing summer, and now we have to thank them for this amazing day."
Top 10 of North America Box Office (Sep. 02-04, 2022):