‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Swings Onto Tracking; Sony Marvel Sequel Could Open As High As $80M U.S. – Box Office

The sequel to the Oscar winning animated hit is looking at an opening between $70M to $80M per two tracking agencies as it heads into its June 2-4 opening.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, while it has its fanboy fandom, doesn’t necessarily comp to a live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe title per distribution sources, despite the audience spillover, and it’s a feathered fish among animated IP. The first movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, opened to $35.3M in mid December 2018 and grossed $190.2M domestic and $384.2M WW off of a super A+ CinemaScore. It’s such a unique property given its high-minded conceit and avant garde animation. I’m hearing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is more the comp here, that pic opening to $72.1M.

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Demos for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse are hot with guys under 25, but not at the levels of other MCU live-action titles in other demos. It’s just the nature of the pic. It’s also half the levels with Illumination animated parent-child crowds. Multi-cultural appeal is solid.

Studios in the past would largely avoid opening up a movie in the weekend following Memorial Day, however, Warner Bros took the frame to a new height in 2017 with Wonder Woman which minted a $103.2M 3-day.

Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Kemp Powers, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Justin K. Thompson. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Dave Callaham wrote the script.

Across the Spider-Verse was also spawned another sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse which is opening on March 29, 2024, Easter weekend.

Across the Spider-Verse was previously scheduled to open on Oct. 7 last year but was delayed due to the post-production logjam.

The sequel follows Miles Morales, who catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People who are charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

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