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Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” broke the pandemic box office records this weekend, opening with estimated ticket sales of $ 253 million.

Not only is this the biggest film debut of 2021, but the third-best opening of all time after “Avengers: Endgame” and “Avengers: Infinity War”. Sony’s Sunday number is an estimate, however, and by Monday that number could potentially change slightly, lifting “No Way Home” up the charts.

In the end, Marvels “No Way Home” is not far behind “Infinity War,” which started in 2018 at $ 257.6 million. According to Comscore, “Avengers: Endgame” is the highest-grossing film opening of all time with $ 357.1 million.

“This weekend’s historic ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ results from around the world and in the face of many challenges reaffirm the unmatched cultural impact that exclusive motion pictures can have when made and marketed with foresight and determination,” said Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group.

Audiences rushed to theaters early this weekend to see “No Way Home” before potential spoilers could have leaked online. resulting in a $ 121.5 million withdrawal on Fridayincluding $ 50 million from Thursday night preview shows. Sony reported that the film added $ 73.8 million on Saturday and estimates ticket sales of around $ 57.3 million by the end of Sunday.

Internationally, “No Way Home” fetched $ 334.2 million in 60 overseas markets, resulting in a worldwide profit of $ 587.2 million, the third highest global opening ever.

“This is positive evidence that moviegoers will show up with the right movie,” said Jeff Bock, senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations. “This is a win for the studios … so the studios with a multiverse of IP.”

Audiences rushed to theaters early this weekend to see “No Way Home” before potential spoilers leaked online. The box office saw a similar fervor in 2019 when Avengers: Endgame was released led to the highest national and global opening ever.

Box office analysts anticipate audiences will return to theaters to see the film multiple times, as they did with “Endgame,” and expect the film to see solid ticket sales over the next several weeks.

“No Way Home in particular has an added incentive not to miss any major spoilers that made it imperative to see this on the big screen,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

While box office analysts were certain that “No Way Home” could easily top $ 100 million when it opened, which no other film did during the pandemic, it was unclear whether ticket sales were driven by a recent surge in coronavirus cases the United States would be dampened United States The Covid-Omicron variant has led to an increase in cases, even among fully vaccinated.

“What we’re seeing of ‘Spider-Man’ is really remarkable given the growing concern about the Omicron variant,” said Robbins. “… We have to be careful with short-term expectations as the pandemic continues to make everything volatile and hit the headlines every day. But at least for the moment, this achievement confirms the importance of theater exclusivity for the industry as well as the importance of ‘cinema’ in ours global culture. “

According to Steve Buck, chief strategy officer at research company EntTelligence, 20 million people are expected to see “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. That is more spectators than any home game during a season of the National Football League, he said.

Buck found that nine out of ten moviegoers saw the new “Spider-Man” movie this weekend.

“We’re living through box office history and a moment that will be relied on for years to come,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “No Way Home took command of cinemas around the world, captivating audiences hungry for the sheer cinematic escapism fun that only the communal cinema environment can provide.”

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ tallies a $71 million opening at home field workplace

(LR) Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh and Brian Tyree Henry star in Marvel’s “Eternals”.

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“Eternal” can be the lowest-rated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that didn’t stop moviegoers and ardent fans of the franchise from going to theaters.

The film garnered $ 71 million in ticket sales on its domestic debut, the fourth-highest opening in the pandemic. Disney’s Marvel now holds three of the top four domestic pandemic opening weekends.

Still, “Eternals” is one of the lowest in the franchise. The last film to be toasted on a lower number was “Ant-Man” in 2015, which grossed $ 57.2 million during its domestic debut.

The film was lauded for its diverse talent, but its inclusiveness wasn’t enough to counter a crowded plot and limited character development, critics said.

Globally, the new addition to the MCU reached $ 161.7 million, the second-highest global weekend a Motion Picture Association film released in 2021, just behind Universal’s “F9”.

“Review proof, calendar proof and always a fan favorite, the MCU’s films are undoubtedly some of the most appealing movie fans around the world to have shown their loyalty to this incredibly popular franchise over the past 13 years,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

“Eternals” opened in key markets such as the UK, France, Germany, South Korea and Australia, but has not yet released a release date in China – one of the top-selling international box offices.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal produced and distributed “F9”.

Biden outlines plan to increase U.S. well being packages as a part of broad home spending invoice

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Aug.

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The White House on Thursday unveiled a new plan to expand several federal health insurance programs to cut costs to consumers under President Joe Biden’s broader $ 1.75 trillion Domestic spending package.

Biden plans to expand Medicare and Medicaid – the state health insurance programs for the elderly and poor – as well as the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, according to a White House leaflet.

As part of the expansion, Medicare would provide hearing services.

Biden’s plan would also provide tax credits to up to 4 million uninsured Americans in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the ACA. He also plans to cut premiums for approximately 9 million people insured through the ACA by an average of $ 600 per person.

In particular, no mention was made of prescription drug pricing reform, a policy for which Democrats and some Republicans have announced strong support in the past. Dental and vision benefits for Medicare beneficiaries were also excluded from the plan.

So it was in the plan:

  • Strengthen the Affordable Care Act and lower premiums for 9 million Americans. The framework will lower premiums for more than 9 million Americans who purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace by an average of $ 600 per person per year. For example, a family of four earning $ 80,000 a year would save nearly $ 3,000 a year, or $ 246 a month, in health insurance premiums. Experts estimate that more than 3 million people who would otherwise be uninsured will take out health insurance.
  • Close the Medicaid coverage gap that is causing 4 million uninsured people to get coverage. The Build Back Better Framework will provide healthcare through premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to up to 4 million uninsured people in states that have banned them from Medicaid. A 40-year-old in the coverage gap would have to pay $ 450 per month for benchmark coverage – in many cases more than half of their income. The framework offers $ 0 to individuals in rewards and finally makes healthcare affordable and accessible.
  • Extend Medicare to Cover Hearing Services. Only 30% of seniors over 70 who could benefit from hearing aids have ever used them. The Build Back Better framework will add hearing services to Medicare so that older Americans can access the affordable care they need.

Biden is expected to comment on the plan at 11:30 a.m. ET before heading to a week-long summit in Europe.

The announcement comes after haggling over how to pay for the plan, which could further delay the Build Back Better agenda. Still, the caucus managed to rally around a handful of revenue streams, largely aimed at big business and Americans who make more than $ 400,000 a year.

– CNBC’s Christina Wilkie and Thomas Franck contributed to this report.

‘Excessive $5 For Dads’ occasion raises cash for home violence outreach, training

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Father’s Day is just around the corner and the Domestic Violence Action Center is accepting donations in honor of the father.

On Saturday June 12th, a drive-by donation page was held in Kaka’ako as part of the “High $ 5 For Dads” campaign.

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People were encouraged to donate $ 5 or more to help outreach and raise awareness about domestic violence.

“If you are a prisoner of an abusive partner or parent, it is dangerous. Now, however, good fathers are doing what they can to protect their families in partnership with their good mothers. “

Nanci Kreidman, CEO of the Domestic Violence Action Center


Hostage at home: COVID-19 and domestic violence

“And since men are the culprits in most cases, we have to tell the boys: stop beating your wives and girlfriends,” said Honolulu prosecutor Steve Alm. “Stop trying to control them. Be a good role model for your children. “

Domestic Violence Action Center holds sign-waving event to raise awareness

Click here to donate to the Domestic Violence Action Center.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ units pandemic-best home opening document | Arts & Leisure

One week after Warner Bros. ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ international launch set a new pandemic record for a Hollywood movie. The North American release continued to hint at an imminent return to the box office, with a pandemic-best opening of $ 48.5 million in five days since its debut on Wednesday and $ 32.2 million this weekend, according to estimates by the measurement company Comscore.

The previous benchmark for an opening in the pandemic was the debut of “Wonder Woman 1984” in December for 16.7 million US dollars on the three-day Christmas weekend. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which debuted domestically and on HBO Max simultaneously, played in 3,064 locations, the most since the pandemic began more than a year ago. It currently has worldwide revenues of $ 285.4 million.

“The resounding success of Godzilla vs. Kong is an incredibly important and positive milestone both financially and symbolically for the film industry,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “We see that as consumer confidence increases, so does the ability of cinemas to generate stronger box office over time.”

Elsewhere at the box office this weekend, “The Unholy” by Sony Screen Gems opened in 1,850 locations for $ 3.2 million, and “The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” by Atlas Distribution was opened in 680 locations for US $ 580,068 -Dollars premiered.

Although American theaters are slowly returning after a year of tough reopenings and closings, large theaters like Regal and AMC, as well as smaller chains, have not yet reopened.

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