A sequel often struggles to match the success of its hit predecessor. However, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the successor to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has not only outshone the original but has also broken several box office records in the process. The film’s global gross reached $675 million this weekend, with $300 million of that coming from overseas markets. Over the weekend, it earned $2.9 million from 3100 screens in 63 different regions, boosting the international total and contributing to its impressive global box office earnings.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse revolved around Miles Morales (played by Shameik Moore) grappling with his newfound abilities and explored the idea that ‘anyone can wear the mask.’ In contrast, Across the Spider-Verse delves into the challenges and responsibilities that come with wearing the mask, as Miles learns to balance being a teenager, a son, and a hero. As with the original, this sequel is a testament to the tireless efforts of many animators, resulting in more than 200 unique animation styles tailored to each character and each universe, a plethora of Spider-People, and perfectly interwoven Easter Eggs.
The suspenseful conclusion of Across the Spider-Verse will directly precede the events of the already announced sequel, Beyond the Spider-Verse. Details about the plot remain limited, but we can anticipate Miles becoming a part of the multiverse on his own terms. The character, The Spot (voiced by Jason Schwartzman), will likely continue to be a thorn in Miles’ side, with additional Spider-People, both old and new, joining to support him.
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Though Beyond the Spider-Verse is scheduled for release in June 2024, there’s ongoing speculation about the actual release date considering the detailed artwork required for the animated feature. Producers Philp Lord and Christopher Miller have previously stated that they intend to “take the time necessary to make Beyond the Spider-Verse great,” emphasizing that they won’t commit to a release date that doesn’t work. As such, audiences shouldn’t expect the sequel until the producers are fully satisfied with the story.
The film features an ensemble cast that includes Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India, and Daniel Kaluuya as Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk, among others. The feature was directed by Joaquim Dos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, with a script penned by Lord and Miller.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is currently playing in theaters.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse box office success
How successful has “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” been at the box office?
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” has seen significant success at the box office, setting several records in the process. The film’s global gross reached $675 million, with $300 million of that amount coming from overseas markets. It has also outshone its original, the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
What is the sequel to “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” called?
The sequel to “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is titled “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.”
Who are the main voice actors in “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”?
The main cast for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” includes Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker, Issa Rae as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Karan Soni as Pavitr Prabhakar/Spider-Man India, and Daniel Kaluuya as Hobie Brown/Spider-Punk.
When is “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” expected to release?
While “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” has a tentative release date set for June 2024, the actual release may vary. Producers Philp Lord and Christopher Miller have stated that they will take the necessary time to ensure the quality of the film and won’t rush to meet a release date.
Who are the directors of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”?
The film was directed by Joaquim Dos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. The script was written by Philp Lord and Christopher Miller.