Spider-Man is ready to take over the box office again. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had its Thursday opening last night and it made an impressive $3.5 million at 3,321 locations across North America.
It’ll expand to even more theaters this weekend and it’s expected make at least $30 million, which should be enough to get the top spot at the box office. Some people believe it could make as much as $40 million.
“‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is Sony’s seventh movie about Marvel’s webslinger. The new iteration spotlights Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), a half-Puerto Rican and half-African-American teenager from Brooklyn who is bitten by a genetically modified spider. He develops spider-like abilities and begins discovering an alternative universe where more than one Spider-Man exists.”
This film is entering the box office ring with a $90 million budget. The good news is that it has already received a Golden Globe nomination for best animated feature. It currently has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
For what it’s worth, last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming film made $880 million globally and a sequel will be releasing next year.
Safe to say, Spider-Man will remain king of the box office for a long time to come.[mashshare]