Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse took #1 at the box office this weekend, grossing a brutal $120.5 million in the North American market: making it the second biggest U.S. opening of 2023.
The new Spider-Man movie thus trails only the best opening of the year, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which grossed $146.4 million in U.S. theaters in its opening weekend.
In addition to the big American gross, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse took in $88.5 million overseas, bringing the worldwide total for the weekend to $208.6 million. That’s about 170 million euros. We can say that the film and is amortized.
A potentially record-breaking box office
Outside the U.S., the film earned its biggest international audiences in China ($17.3 million at the box office), Mexico ($11.6 million) and the U.K. ($11.5 million).
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is Sony Pictures’ biggest animated release of all time, the studio said, and earned nearly three times as much as the 2018 prequel Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Here its top songs.
The most successful Spider-Man movie remains the 2021 live-action Spider-Man: No Way Home, which grossed $260.1 million in its opening weekend before ultimately earning a total of $804.8 million in theaters in the U.S. alone over the course of its theatrical run.
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The film arrives five years after the release of the first animated Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has a 95% critical score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 96% audience score.
Elsewhere, Disney’s live-action remake The Little Mermaid has moved into second place at the U.S. box office, with $40.6 million plus in its second weekend in theaters, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Disney film has earned a total of $186.2 million after two weeks in theaters. The Boogeyman, a new horror film based on a Stephen King story, took third place with $12.3 million in its first weekend in theaters.
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