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

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Swings To Huge Box Office Opening Of $113 Million To $120 Million

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is spinning a powerful web at the box office.

Sony Animation’s sequel earned more than $51.8 million from 4,313 theaters on Friday for an expected opening of more than $120 million, well ahead of expectations and one of the best openings of all time for an animated film. The film, which will easily go to No. 1, boasts both stellar reviews and audience ratings. Sony’s weekend estimate is a more conservative $113.5 million, which it would make anyway Through the Spider-Verse the third-biggest opening of all time for an animated film and the best ever for Sony animation.

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Friday’s haul — the biggest Opening Day of 2023 so far — includes $17.4 million in Thursday previews, the second-best show ever for an animated title behind Incredibles 2. That’s not exactly a surprise, considering the photo is older than a traditional children’s animated film. More than half of Friday’s audience was between the ages of 18 and 34.

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.

Disney’s live action The little Mermaid will dock in second place in its second weekend with an estimated $40 million from 4,320 theaters.

The Disney empire will also take third place in the box office chart with the new horror film The boogeyman. The 20th century film, based on a story by Stephen King, is projected to have a domestic opening of between $11 million and $12 million.