Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Sets A Box Office Record
Into the Spider-Verse scores the highest December opening in history for an animated movie.
The new animated Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse, is not only a success with critics, but it's doing big business at the box office as well.
The movie opened this past weekend, and it made $35.4 million over its first three days in the United States. That sets a new all-time record for any animated movie released in December, according to Collider. Into the Spider-Verse was the No. 1 movie of the weekend by far, with Clint Eastwood's The Mule ($17.2 million) coming in second place for the three-day period.
Into the Spider-Verse holds an incredible A+ CinemaScore rating from movie-goers, which suggests the movie will perform well into its second weekend and potentially beyond.
With its international box office figures added in, Into the Spider-Verse has now made $56.4 million after just one weekend. The film had a reported budget of $90 million.
Into the Spider-Verse is just the latest Spider-Man film from Sony, which licenses the character Spider-Man and others from Marvel. Sony's previous Spider-Man movie, the spinoff Venom, was a massive success at the box office, taking in more than $850 million.
Into the Spider-Verse features the voice of Shameik Moore as Miles Morales in the lead role.
In GameSpot's Into the Spider-Verse review, Meg Downey wrote that the film is an "instant animated classic, and, with any luck, the firm of many of its kind."
You can see the full Top 10 box office chart below, as rounded up by EW. Of note, the CGI-filled steampunk film Mortal Engines from Peter Jackson and other Lord of the Rings veterans, is off to a slow start and might end up losing $100 million or more.
December 14-16 Domestic Box Office
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -- $35.4 million
- The Mule -- $17.2 million
- The Grinch -- $11.6 million
- Ralph Breaks the Internet -- $9.6 million
- Mortal Engines -- $7.5 million
- Creed II -- $5.4 million
- Bohemian Rhapsody -- $4.1 million
- nstant Family -- $3.72 million
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald -- $3.65 million
- Green Book -- $2.8 million