It seems that all is not going well for Bradley Cooper, professionally speaking. The star recently appeared in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley.” However, the movie did not do too well at the box office.

According to TMZ, Cooper’s new movie did so abysmally when it comes to ticket sales, theaters began to bump him in favor of Spider-Man. Nightmare Alley opened in a little over 2,000 theaters nationwide, and raked in a measly $3 million in its opening week.

While $3 million might sound like a lot to the rest of us, it is a neglible amount compared to the $60 million it reportedly cost to make the movie. The movie’s opening weekend also does not inspire a lot of confidence when it comes to future projections.

To add insult to injury, the few fans who did want to catch Nightmare Alley, had their plans nixed, as theaters cancelled shows to accommodate for Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Spider-Man: No Way Home, in comparison, made a spectacular $250 million in its opening weekend, despite the new COVID variant going around. It seems that fans just couldn’t do without watching the newest MCU entry.

It is disheartening to watch other movies fail to compete with the MCU. That being said, can one really blame fans for giving in to the hype surrounding Spider-Man?

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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