For the third straight year, a new film will top the box office this weekend. After Fast X And The little mermaid Both started slightly below expectations, the domestic box office should recover significantly with this week’s box office Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Versethe highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s critical and commercial success Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animated superhero sequel grossed a whopping $17.4 million in Thursday previews, marking the second highest-grossing animated film of all time behind 2018 Incredible 2.
This Pixar film eventually ended up being the biggest animated film in history, grossing $608 million. Across the spider verse probably won’t reach that mark and is expected to yield less than half of it Incredible 2 generated sales of $182 million during its opening weekend. State of things, Across the spider verse The film is poised for a debut weekend topping $80 million, but there’s a good chance it could have a bigger haul given the kind of excitement it entails. earlier this year, The Super Mario Bros. Movie surpassed all forecasts and ended up grossing $204 million on its extended five-day debut, beating the $130 million originally expected.
If these predictions hold up, Across the spider verse will easily double the yield in the opening weekend Into the spider verse ($35 million). This film grossed $3.5 million in Thursday previews; It finished its domestic run at $190 million and reached $384 million worldwide. That might not seem like a lot, especially when you compare it to the numbers that most major superhero movies seem to deliver these days – for example Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhich is widely believed to have underperformed ended up raking in nearly $100 million more — but that’s something to remember Into the spider verse was produced on a budget of $90 million, a fraction of what most major animated films cost.
Sony puts a lot on the film
Sony reportedly spent $100 million on production Across the spider verseand millions more to market it. And the vote of confidence seems to be paying off. In addition to the excellent performance at the box office, the film also received rave reviews. Across the spider verse is currently at a “fresh” value of 96% in the review aggregator Rotten tomatoesand Collider’s own Ross Bonaime called it “one of the best films of 2023” in his review. Into the spider verse He ended up winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, which he won by the way Incredible 2. But still Across the spider verse While it’s almost guaranteed to commercially outperform its predecessor, it’s too early to tell if it’ll be just as successful during awards season.
The film exists (largely) independently of the live-action Spider-Man series starring it Tom Hollandand continues the story of Miles Morales, voiced by Shamiek Moorewho encounters a bevy of spider-men on his multiverse hopping adventure. Hailee Steinfeld joins Moore as Gwen Stacy. Other actors are: Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, JakeJohnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Daniel Kaluuya And Oscar Isaac. Produced by fan-favorite filmmakers Phil Lord And Christopher Millerand directed by Kemp Powers, Joaquim Dos Santos And Justin K Thompson, Across the spider verse is currently playing in the cinema. You can watch our interview with Lord and Miller here and stay tuned to Collider over the weekend for more box office updates.