‘Spider-Verse’ makes its world debut

‘Spider-Verse’ makes its world debut

‘Spider-Verse’ makes its world debut
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The good news just keeps coming for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

The film’s first domestic weekend estimate soared to $120.5 million, making it the second-biggest opening weekend of the year behind only “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” at $146.3 million, and beating “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” at $118.4 million.

Among all animated domestic openings, the Spider-Verse sequel comes in sixth behind “Incredibles 2” ($182.6 million), Mario, “Finding Dory” ($135 million), “Frozen 2” ($130.2 million). million) and “Toy Story 4” ($120.9 million).

EntTelligence adds that more than 9 million viewers in the United States will see the film this weekend, making it the most-seen three-day period for a film since last summer, other than “Mario”.

Worldwide, the film snagged $208.6 million for its opening weekend, well above last week’s projections of $150 million. The film is also doing well in China with a $17.3 million debut.

On IMAX, the film did very well and was again the second biggest opening of the year behind “Mario” with a worldwide opening weekend of $20 million. It is the 3rd largest IMAX world opening ever for Sony and the 2nd largest animation world opening ever for IMAX.

The first “Spider-Verse” grossed $384.3 million worldwide, with this sequel now easily on track to top it.

Outside of Spidey, “The Little Mermaid” is still doing well domestically with a second-weekend drop of 57% to a three-day haul of $40.6 million. Overseas, it earned another $42 million, bringing its worldwide total to $326 million.

“The Boogeyman” came in third with $12.3 million domestically and another $7.7 million overseas for a worldwide total of $20 million.

“Fast X” grossed $9.2 million domestically and $41.4 million internationally in its third weekend — declines of 60% and 52% respectively — bringing its worldwide total at $603 million so far. The title is expected to hit US PVOD platforms on Friday.

In the specialty version, Celine Song’s “Past Lives” fetched over $58,000 per screen across four screens – the second-biggest limited opening of the year so far, behind only “Beau Is Afraid” at 80,000. $. Both are A24 versions.

Source: Deadline

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