“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the latest installment in the Sony saga, opened in first place at the North American box office this week, according to provisional estimates released this Sunday.
According to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, the film grossed $120 million between Friday and Sunday in the United States and Canada, and $88 million worldwide.
Analyst David A. Gross said, “It’s an exceptionally good start for an animated film.”
The film takes the story of half-black, half-Latino Miles Morales, using a wonderful combination of old 2D comic book drawing techniques with the latest computer-generated visual effects.
Spider-Man dethroned Disney’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” which made the same amount last weekend, and $40.6 million this week.
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Another release, “The Boogeyman”, finished third with $12.3 million. The 20th century mystery horror film is the latest in a long line of films adapted from Stephen King’s book.
Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” dropped from third to fourth this weekend with $10 million and a cumulative $780 million worldwide.
Universal’s “Fast & Furious X”, part of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, finished fifth with $9.2 million.
The other five of the top 10 earners were:
- “Super Mario Bros. The Movie” ($3.3 million)
- “About My Father” (2.1 million)
- “The Machine” (1.7 million)
- “You Hurt My Feelings” (770,000)
- “Kandahar” (765,000)
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