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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