‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs to $35 Million Opening

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs to $35 Million Opening

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is off to a solid start at the box office this weekend, topping the charts with a $35.4 million opening from 3,813 screens.

When compared to the openings for past animated films from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller — Lord also co-wrote the script for “Spider-Verse” — this seems like a big step down. “The Lego Batman Movie,” for example, had an opening of $53 million in February 2017. But this if this opening holds tomorrow, “Spider-Verse” will just edge out the $35.2 million start of 2016 Illumination movie “Sing” for the best animated opening in December box office history

Sing” ended up legging out all the way to a $270 million domestic run, and Sony is hoping for a similarly strong holiday season run for the $90 million “Spider-Verse.” Word of mouth has been overwhelmingly positive, as the film earned an A+ on CinemaScore and dazzled critics with a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

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