Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Shatters Expectations grabs biggest opening
In a stunning turn of events, the highly anticipated film "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" has taken the box office by storm, surpassing all expectations and leaving a trail of shattered records in its wake. This animated superhero extravaganza, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, in their feature directorial debuts, has captivated audiences worldwide, solidifying its status as a must-watch cinematic event of this summer.
In a remarkable achievement, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" has soared to new heights, boasting the largest opening day box office collection of 2023 thus far. With an impressive debut of $51.7 million, it has surpassed the previous record held by Super Mario Bros., whose Wednesday opening grossed $31.7 million. Even Disney/Marvel Studio's highly anticipated release, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fell short with an opening day collection of $48.1 million, unable to match the resounding success of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
The first day of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" has secured its place as the third-highest-grossing day ever for a Spider-Man film, following in the footsteps of the incredible success of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" ($121.9 million) and Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" ($59.8 million). Surpassing a multitude of other opening days within the Spider-Man franchise, including Tom Holland's titles "Spider-Man: Homecoming" ($50.7 million) and "Spider-Man: Far From Home" ($39.2 million), as well as the original 2002 "Spider-Man" ($39.4 million), "Spider-Man 2" ($40.4 million), and Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" ($35.1 million), this extraordinary achievement further cements the enduring popularity and widespread appeal of the web-slinging hero.
"Spider-Verse" is propelling the global box office to reach extraordinary heights this weekend, amassing a staggering total of $209 million. This remarkable figure represents an impressive 72% increase from the corresponding weekend in June last year and a significant 20% surge compared to the same timeframe in 2019. It's worth noting that during the latter period, the box office was dominated by Warner Bros/Legendary's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," which secured a respectable $47.7 million.