In a resounding victory for Sony Pictures, the film "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" catapulted into box office success during its opening weekend, not only in the US but globally, shattering expectations in terms of both earnings and quality.
A Phenomenal Opening Weekend
The film's dynamic start was fueled by an overwhelming wave of positive reviews from critics, coupled with the sheer delight expressed by audiences across various social media platforms. This momentum led to a phenomenal Friday opening in the US, lifting projections for the film's complete weekend earnings.
True to form, the film surpassed these revised estimates, hauling in an impressive total of $120 million. This figure represents three times the US opening earnings for the franchise's first film. Four days post-release, the movie had already accumulated a staggering $210 million globally—twice its production budget—fueling forecasts of a continued reign at the box office.
The praise for the film remained persistent and effusive even days after its global premiere. Garnering a 96 percent approval rating from critics and a 95 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" isn't just a hit; it's a sensation.
It currently stands as the highest-rated animated film of all time on IMDb, boasting an extraordinarily high rating of 9.1 based on 50,000 reviews. Given that the inaugural film of the franchise secured the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film in 2018, and garnered all seven awards it was nominated for at the Annie Awards for animated films, it seems highly likely that this sequel could follow suit, potentially sweeping the awards season.
A Unique Tale of Spider-Heroes
"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" treats its viewers to a thrilling narrative where our beloved protagonist, Miles Morales, reprises his role as Brooklyn's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Miles is launched into an alternate universe teeming with a team of Spider-Men tasked with defending the Multiverse. However, when conflict over the approach to a new threat arises, Miles finds himself at odds with his fellow Spider-heroes.
Amidst this turmoil, he must revisit and redefine what it means to be a hero, all while striving to protect the ones he loves most. This captivating journey propels the Spider-Man saga into uncharted territories, paving the way for an exciting future for the franchise.
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