Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Spots Spectacular $51.7 Million Opening Day

They want pictures of Spider-Man.

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” earned $51.75 million on Friday from 4,313 locations, a figure that includes some $17.35 million in Thursday previews.

That’s the largest opening day of the year so far, inching past the $48.1 million earned by “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

3.”The animated superhero adventure is already outpacing its projections of an $80 million-or-so opening heading into the weekend, with the film now looking to thwip together a $113 million debut through Sunday.The original 2018 “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” performed closer to a traditional animated release, opening to $35 million domestically before legging out a $190 million haul through the holiday season.

This new sequel has the momentum of a smash summer blockbuster though, looking to more than triple the debut of its predecessor.

The $51.75 million figure marks the third-highest opening day of all-time for an animated release.

The film is…

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