Summary of the latest entertainment news: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” continues to dominate the box office to exceed $ 600 million in North America; Betty White, active actress in her 90s, dies just before her 100th birthday and over

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“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Continues To Dominate The Box Office To Surpass $ 600 Million In North America

Another weekend, another chance for Sony’s superhero adventure “Spider-Man: No Way Home” to loosen its box office dominance. The comic book sequel, starring Tom Holland as Marvel’s favorite neighborhood web-slinger, topped the national box office charts for the third weekend in a row. “No Way Home” captured $ 52.7 million over the New Year’s holidays, bringing its national total to $ 609 million. It extends an epic streak for Spidey’s latest adventure, which continues to generate the kind of ticket sales one might have expected before the pandemic. No other blockbuster has been able to reach similar box office heights, at least in the United States and Canada. After “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the next highest-grossing COVID-19 tent pole is Disney and Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” from Disney and Marvel with $ 224 million nationwide. With no real competition until Paramount’s spooky sequel “Scream,” the fifth installment in the slasher series, opens on January 14, Holland’s watchful teenager will continue to rake the dough.

Betty White, active actress in her 90s, dies just before her 100th birthday

Comedic actress Betty White, who capped an 80-year career as America’s geriatric sweetheart after Emmy-winning roles on television sitcoms “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Friday, less than three weeks late. of its 100th anniversary. Agent Jeff Witjas told People magazine, “Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever.” No cause was cited.

(With contributions from agencies.)

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