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News'Spider-Man' tops box office, grossing $120 million

‘Spider-Man’ tops box office, grossing $120 million

Sony Pictures’ ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ exceeded expectations, according to distributors on Sunday, with an outstanding 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and buzz among viewers awaiting the sequel to the award-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider’. – Towards.” Oscar.

Across the Spider-Verse, which greatly expands the universe-hopping concept, cost $100 million, or about half the average traditional comic book movie to produce. So if it had reached the projected revenue of $80 million, it would have been a huge success.

Instead, it was a box office sensation, becoming the second biggest domestic opener of 2023, behind only The Sawyer Mario Bros. Movie. ‘Across the Spider-Verse,’ directed by Joaquim dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson, led ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3,’ which opened to $118 million, to its best summer weekend nowadays.

The film, helmed by writer-producer Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is the second in a trilogy that will culminate in a third chapter due out next year. The overseas performance of “Across the Spider-Verse” was $88.1 million.

After a handful of family-friendly shows in the first half of 2023, theaters are suddenly bursting with kid-friendly entertainment. Last week’s top movie, Walt Disney’s live-action film “The Little Mermaid,” slipped to second place, raking in $40.6 million in its second weekend.

After earning $95.5 million and $117.5 million over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, “The Little Mermaid” fell 57%, in part due to massive competition from “ Across the Spider-Verse”.

Having cost $250 million to produce, “The Little Mermaid” was met with mixed reviews but more enthusiasm from audiences, giving it an “A” grade on CinemaScore. But overseas, where previous Disney live-action remakes have thrived, this time around is proving difficult. The movie grossed $42.4 million internationally just over the weekend.

Disney also provided the weekend’s top counter picks for the premiere of “The Boogeyman,” a horror film based on a Stephen King short story. Director Rob Savage’s $35 million film, starring Sophie Thatcher and Chris Messina, was originally slated to premiere on the Hulu network before hitting theaters. The film earned ticket sales of $12.3 million.

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