‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Spins $120.5M Web at Box Office

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Credit: Sony Pictures)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now the biggest release of the summer.

The animated sequel topped the domestic box office this weekend after ringing up an estimated $120.5 million, according to Comscore.

The massive opening is more than triple that of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which debuted in 2018 with $35.3 million.

The new film played in 4,313 locations across the U.S. and Canada, earning an impressive per theater average of $27,939.

After spinning a better-than-expected financial web, Across the Spider-Verse set a record as Sony Pictures’ biggest animated opening of all-time with $208.6 million worldwide. It’s also the third-biggest first weekend performer of any Spider-Man film, per Comscore.

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The movie logged the second best opening of all films in 2023, after The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which made $146.3 million in its first weekend in April.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse follows teenage webslinger Miles Morales played by Shameik Moore and Gwen Stacy (a.k.a. Spider-Woman) portrayed by Hailee Steinfeld. The voice cast also includes Brian Tyree Henry, Issa Rae, Jason Schwartzman, Daniel Kaluuya, Oscar Isaac, Luna Lauren Velez, Jake Johnson, and Andy Samberg.

The film is directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Dave Callaham.

Audiences loved the movie, giving it a 96 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics on the site awarded the film a 95 percent average.

Elsewhere at the box office, last week’s leader The Little Mermaid slipped to second place after taking in another $40.6 million. Disney’s live-action sequel has now made $326.7 million worldwide.

Horror film The Boogeyman, based on a Stephen King story, opened in third place with $12.3 million Friday through Sunday.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 was fourth with $10.2 million in its fifth weekend. Fast X, now in its third week in theaters, rounds out the top five with $9.2 million.

Check out the box office chart below from Comscore.

Box Office Chart for June 4 (Credit: Comscore)