Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is taking huge swings at the global box office!
The anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Across the Spider-Verse webbed up US$120.5 million in its domestic box office debut. The Sony film lands the second-biggest opening weekend of the year, behind Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie. It is also the third-biggest opening weekend for any Spider-Man movie.
Overseas, the movie roped in another US$88.1 million from 59 territories, bringing its worldwide total to US$208.6 million.
“This is an exceptionally good opening for an animation follow-up sequel,” says David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research. “Spider-Verse took a well-liked superhero, gave the storytelling an original visual style and voice and created a unique experience.”
The sequel benefits from positive reviews and word-of-mouth, especially after an Oscar-winning eefirst movie. It’s currently receiving a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score and an ‘A’ score from CinemaScore. The movie has also brought in three times the revenue of Into the Spider-Verse in its opening weekend.
Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. The story follows Miles (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) as they attempt to save their fellow Spider-People from a villain named Spot.
The movie also stars Oscar Isaac, Brian Tyree Henry, Issa Rae, Jason Schwartzman and Daniel Kaluuya.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now out in cinemas.