Movies theaters are breaking records thanks to ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Since the movie has been released, cinemas across Europe are enjoying a box office boost. Hopefully, the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus won’t bring further restrictions and shutdowns.
Unfortunately, some countries in Europe have already started closing their cinemas. In Denmark and The Netherlands, cinemas were closed this past weekend as COVID-19 cases increased.
On the other hand, Ireland set an 8 p.m. curfew for cinemas and theaters, while in Denmark theaters are closed until Jan. 17.
However, on Friday, AMC reported that approximately 1.1 million moviegoers attended the premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home, marking the most profitable opening night for a December movie in AMC’s history.
“The anticipation for Spider-Man: No Way Home has completely exceeded our expectations,” Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Regal parent Cineworld, said in a statement. “We are just as excited as our moviegoers to see our favorite web-slinger back on the big screen at Regal and we would like to thank our friends at Sony for delivering another amazing tentpole.”
The movie became its second-highest Thursday box office title in its history and broke records for IMAX, 4DX, ScreenX, and RPX formats.