Across The Spider-Verse Has Third Best Start At Box Office In Spider-Man History
The animated sequel is doing great the box office already.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is doing big business at the box office. It earned $120.5 million in the US over its opening weekend to become the biggest blockbuster of the summer so far and the third-strongest opening weekend for the entire Spider-Man film series.
For comparison, Across the Spider-Verse's first-weekend results edged out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which made $118.4 million in the US for its first weekend. Comparing to other Spider-Man movies, Across the Spider-Verse trails only No Way Home ($260.1 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million). Across the Spider-Verse started off with just a bit more than Spider-Man: Homecoming, which earned $117 million for its debut in the US back in 2017, according to Deadline.
Internationally, Across the Spider-Verse put up big numbers, too, boosting the movie's first-weekend global haul to $208.6 million.
2018's Into the Spider-Verse opened with $35.3 million in the US, so the sequel did about 3.5 times better for its opening weekend.
Across the Spider-Verse features a long list of big-name actors in voice roles, including Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, Brian Tyree Henry, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Kathryn Hahn, Andy Samberg, Jack Quaid, and more.
Sony reportedly paid only $7 million to acquire the Spider-Man movie license from Marvel in 1998, and that investment is surely continues to look like a great business decision.
There are plenty more Spider-Man movies in the works, including a sequel to Across the Spider-Verse called Beyond the Spider-Verse. In terms of live-action movies, Sony is producing another live-action Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and a Spider-Woman movie, among others.
In other news, Holland recently revealed his favorite Spider-Man movie of all time.