It’s safe to say that Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse was a success at the box office. In its opening weekend, the Shameik Moore-led animated film pulled in $120.5 million domestically. The film’s first-week performance is the second-biggest of the year, trailing only The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Furthermore, it is the third most successful weekend for any Spider-Man film.
Not only did Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse perform well at the box office, but it also did well among critics. Through its opening weekend, the movie rated 96% amongst the audience and 95% among critics.
“It’s hard to follow up such a success, but Across the Spider-Verse (the second of a planned trilogy) takes the action and the story to the next level and may just be a superior film,” Josh Flanders of Chicago Reader said.
“Across The Spider-Verse is a beautifully animated film that’s bursting with wild color and inventive artwork. It takes everything from the first movie and does it bigger,” Erik Kain of Forbes added.
With two successful movies down, Sony is set to return with an end to the animated trilogy in 2024.