'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Climbs to $17.4 Million in Box Office Previews

Box Office: Spidey Beats ‘Elemental’ To Win Weekend, ‘The Flash’ Barely Beats ‘No Hard Feelings’

In a box office upset, Sony is left hanging Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse eliminated Pixar Elementary to win the weekend until its fourth outing.

Spidey made about $19.3 million as it crossed the $300 million mark domestically to finish Sunday with a North American total of $317.1 million.

Elementary made about $18.5 million after falling just 39% in its second weekend, a strong hold after suffering the worst start in modern Pixar history. The film’s hold means it was helped by strong word of mouth. The photo’s 10-day national total is $65.5 million. Overseas, it earned $31.3 million by expanding into a total of 40 markets for overseas tally of $55.6 million and $121.1 million.

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The news for DC and Warner Bros.’ big budget superhero pictures The flash – which opened last weekend opposite Elementary at a sobering $55.1 million – it got worse falling 72% to $15.3 million for a domestic gain of $87.6 million. Unlike Elementary, The flash received poor exit scores. (The studio had hoped for a 55 percent drop.) Insiders admit the film is a big miss and has been totally rejected by audiences. The flash is played by Ezra Miller, who has faced legal troubles and made no press.

Abroad, The Flah is also disappointing, earning $26.6 million in its second weekend from 76 markets for an overseas cume of $123.3 million and $210.9 million globally.

With two summer tentacles – The flash AND Elementary — doing far less business than expected overall, domestic weekend revenue was 20% lower than last year and 47% lower than 2019. Or, put another way, no film made more than $20 million during a weekend in June.

The flash just beat new entry Without hard feelingsthe Sony comedy with Jennifer Lawrence.

Without hard feelings opened to an estimated $15.1 million, beating expectations in a good sign for a string of raunchy R-rated comedies due out this summer (at the same time, the film didn’t do nearly the kind of business it used to enjoy once the genus). film, Lawrence stars opposite Andrew Barth Feldman in the story of a woman hired by the parents of an awkward teenager to boost her confidence by dating him.

The numbers for the best films may change once weekend attendances are tallied.

Paramount and Skydance Transformers: Rise of the Beasts it rounded out the top five with $11.6 million domestically to finish its third weekend with a North American total of $122.9. She earned an additional $11.6 million overseas for a total overseas total of $218.3 million and $340.4 million globally.

As Without hard feelingsby Wes Anderson City of Asteroids it also did better than expected, expanding nationwide in the United States. The Focus Features film came in sixth place with an estimated $9 million for a domestic gross of $10.2 million. City of Asteroids marks a record for Anderson. “It’s great to see the best weekend Wes Anderson has ever had at the box office to reignite the specialty market,” said Lisa Bunnell, president of distribution for Focus.