‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Surpasses First Film’s Entire Box Office Total After Just 12 Days

After less than two weeks of release, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” has surpassed the entire box office run of its predecessor, 2018’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”Over the weekend, the comic book sequel hit $226 million in North America and $390 million globally.

It now stands as Sony’s highest-grossing animated release in history.

The original film, also a box office winner, tapped out with $190 in North America and $384 million globally.Despite competition from Paramount’s “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” which opened to $60 million and targets a similar audience of younger males, “Spider-Verse” added $55 million in its second weekend of domestic release, a decline of 55% from its huge $120 million debut.“Across the Spider-Verse” is benefitting from strong word-of-mouth and goodwill for the original, which introduced audiences to this universe’s Spider-Man, known as Miles Morales, and brought the concept of a cinematic multiverse to the masses.

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