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Jun 6, 2023

‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Swings InTo Best Opening Of The Summer, So Far With $120M+

Hailed as a niche film Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse, wasn’t given a fair glance by box office analysts, now the animated sequel is laughing it up all the way to the bank.

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Who said this would be a niche film? When Paramount lost Marvel to Disney, any even distribution of franchises among the major studios was disrupted. However, Sony’s reported $7M acquisition of Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise back in 1998 has continued to pay off in incredble returns for the studio. This past weekend, saw Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse post an exceptional  $120.5M opening — one which tracking didn’t see coming, but exhibition did in advance ticket sales– making it the best start for a summer tentpole YTD (beating Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s $118.4M) and the third-best opening for a Spider-Man movie (after No Way Home‘s $260.1M and Spider-Man 3‘s $151.1M). Global start here for Spider-Verse is $208.6M, well above the $150M that was forecast, with China delivering $17.3M.

Across the Spider-Verse‘s domestic opening here is 241% ahead of the first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s $35.3M. Reports EntTelligence on admissions this morning for Spider-Verse: “The film is estimated to pull in well over 9M fans this weekend.  (Aside from Super Mario, this is the most attended three-day period for a film since last summer)”. Spider-Man will be conquering cinemas once again next Eaater in 2024. Look out for next year’s holiday numbers, because that’s when part three of this Sony Animation franchise, Beyond The Spider-Verse, hits cinemas on March 29.

These numbers should come as no surprise. The sequel’s second trailer at the time of its drop clocked the most for a summer film with 148.6 million views in a 24-hour period, beating Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (116.9 million) and The Flash (81.6 million). It was also the highest-viewed second trailer for all recent Marvel films in a 24-hour period.

Fun Fact:

The top five Sony Imax openings are all from Spider-Man movies, with Spider-Verse joining Spider-Man: No Way Home, Far From Home, Homecoming and The Amazing Spider-Man.