At Tuesday night’s world premiere of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, there was a huge sigh of relief from the mass of animators inside Westwood’s Regency Village Theater: The $100M-budgeted sequel to the Oscar-winning 2018 animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was done, having completed post-production literally just 10 days ago after a five-year trek to the screen which included a Covid delay due to the backlog in post-production houses.
Starting today abroad, and into Thursday in U.S./Canada, the continuing adventures of Miles Morales will see the light of day in what is expected to be a $150M global opening.
Overseas that’s a projected $60M opening, including $20M from China, which loves Spider-Man — the first animated pic grossed over $62M there — as well as Belgium, France, Netherlands today; Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, UK tomorrow, and Spain and the PRC on Friday.
The first installment in like-for-like markets and at today’s rates including China opened to $49M. In the U.S. at 4,200 theaters including Imax and PLF, the industry projection for the 2-hour, 20-minute animated sequel stands at $80M-$90M over Friday to Sunday.Read more on deadline.com