“Movies like this deserve to succeed”: Across the Spider-Verse Tracking to Earn $115M in Opening Weekend – a 70% Increase From the First Movie

"Movies like this deserve to succeed": Across the Spider-Verse Tracking to Earn $115M in Opening Weekend - a 70% Increase From the First Movie
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After the success of 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, animators and film enthusiasts across the globe were excited to see what the sequel holds for them. However, owing to unprecedented challenges, including a COVID-induced delay, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse encountered a post-production backlog. But determined to give the fans what they want, the team finalized the post-production just 10 days ago, finally marking the completion of a remarkable journey—a five-year endeavor to bring this $100 million-budgeted sequel to life.

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

And now, Spider-Man fans seem to embark on the continuing adventures of Miles Morales, with the highly-anticipated release projected to achieve a stellar $150 million global opening.

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Latest projections for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Scheduled to release on June 2, 2023, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse had its world premiere at the Regency Village Theatre on May 30, 2023. Having received positive reviews from the animators present at the premiere, the film is set to release in theatres worldwide.

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Reportedly, a projected overseas collection of $60 million on the opening day is anticipated for the movie. In 2018, the prequel Spider-Verse film recorded a total collection of $190.2 million. And now, the sequel is expected to collect $150 million on the very first day of the screening, almost 70% more than the prequel’s $35.4 million collection.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Apart from U.S. and Canada, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would also be released in China and Japan -a prime territory for the superhero film – along with the UK, Australia, Brazil, France, and other parts of Europe.

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Fans react as Across the Spider-Verse on the track to collect $150 million+ 

Sony streamed the first 15 minutes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in CinemaCon 2022. And reportedly, the movie boasts an avant-garde animation style that takes the movie to a whole new level from its prequel.

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Excited to see the staggering collection projections, Spider-Verse fans took to Twitter to share their views. One fan wrote,

“This is going to be this year’s Top Gun Maverick i’m calling it. With an opening of 115M-120M, great WOM and solid holds can reach heights of around 600-700M domestic only. i’d really like that to happen.”

Whereas another one tweeted,

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“Going up from initial projections! I love to see it!”

Furthermore, more Twitter users chimed in with their expectations for the movie and how based on the first one, the sequel deserves a successful opening. Here are some other tweets that hope the movie achieves great box-office success.

 

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Directed by Joaquin Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, the computer-animated superhero film will be set in a shared Marvel Universe multiverse called Spider-Verse. In the movie, Miles Morales will be seen embarking on an adventure across the multiverse where he encounters Spider-Society, a new team of Spider-People.

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Source: Deadline

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