‘Across the Spider-Verse’ Box Office Tour With $120.5 Million Debut

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (Reuters) – Audiences flocked to theaters to see “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” earning the animated film a hefty $120.5 million on its debut. at the domestic box office, the second-biggest opening weekend of the year. .

Trailing only “The Super Mario Bros.” which grossed $146 million, the film’s box office performance topped Sony Pictures Animation and BoxOffice Pro estimates of $75 million to $115.5 million during its first three days of release in the US. USA and Canada of Pro.

The original “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” grossed more than $35 million during its first three days of release in December 2018 and won the Oscar for best animated feature. The sequel, “Across the Spider-Verse,” which opened in theaters on June 2, tripled revenue in its opening weekend.

Producer Amy Pascal announced during the film’s Los Angeles premiere that more Spider-Verse projects are on the way.

“You’ll see it all,” he told Variety when asked if live-action Mile Morales and Spider-Woman movies are being made. “Everything is happening.”

The film grossed $208.6 million worldwide, according to Comscore, and sparked speculation about its Oscar chances. The film received a score of 95% from critics and 96% from audiences on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Spider-Man topped film critics’ “rotten” rating of 59% for Universal Pictures’ “Super Mario Bros” and tied the audience score of 95% for the video game movie.

Reporting by Danielle Broadway in Los Angeles; Edited by Aurora Ellis

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Danielle Broadway covers topics ranging from movie releases, celebrity news, Hollywood legal proceedings, theatre, press tours, company stories and more at Thomson Reuters. She has a BA and MA in English Literature from Cal State Long Beach and previously worked at the Los Angeles Times and freelanced at Teen Vogue, USA Today, Black Girl Nerds and other outlets. Danielle won an LA Press Club Award for her Los Angeles Times cover story on South Los Angeles’ representation on “Insecure” and is a GLAAD Media Award nominee for her work on the series’ “Subcultured” episode. PBS about the gay rodeo. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association, the Hollywood Critics Association, and GALECA.