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

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

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse wasted no time in spinning an impressive web at the box office.

The sequel made $17.4 million in Thursday previews, the second-best showing ever for an animated title (not exactly a surprise, considering the picture is older than a traditional animated children’s film).

The sequel to the Academy Award-winning Best Animated Feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is expected to enjoy a domestic debut of $80 million or more the weekend of June 2-4.

In 2018, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produced it In the Spider-Verse opened to $35.6 million domestically on its way to becoming a box office sensation and reaching $384.2 million worldwide.

Through the Spider-Verse again follows Marvel’s Miles Morales/Spider-Man, voiced by Shameik Moore, and Gwen Stacy/Spider-Woman, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld, set in the Spider-People multiverse. New voice cast members include Issa Rae (Jessica Drew).

Lord and Miller are returning as producers and writers, with David Callaham also writing the screenplay.

The film will be followed by another sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Versein 2024.