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Spidey Tops Box Office While Cinema Day Draws Millions

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt, left, and Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film "Bullet Train."  (Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Brad Pitt, left, and Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film "Bullet Train." (Scott Garfield/Sony Pictures via AP)
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Los Angeles (AP) -- “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has swung back on top of the box office during a holiday weekend where American theaters aimed to lure moviegoers with discounted $3 tickets.

The first “National Cinema Day” nationwide promotion became the highest-attended day of the year, drawing an estimated 8.1 million moviegoers on Saturday, according to The Cinema Foundation. The one-day event – offered on more than 30,000 screens and held in more than 3,000 theaters, including major chains AMC and Regal Cinemas – collected preliminary box office returns of $24.3 million, according to data firm Comscore.