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Sony Pictures Animation’s (SPA) Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse took less than two weeks to make more money at the box office than its 2018 Oscar-winning predecessor Into the Spider-Verse did over its entire theatrical run.

During its second weekend in theaters, the Across the Spider-Verse made an estimated $55.4 million in North America and hit $225.4 million overall. Adding in the film’s $47 million international weekend ($164.5 cume), Across the Spider-Verse now sits at $389.9 million globally after its first 12 days, well ahead of Into the Spider-Verse’s $384.3 million lifetime total gross. Those numbers make Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson’s Spider-sequel the highest-grossing animated film in Sony’s history.

Last week, we pointed out that no SPA film has ever cracked the top 50 for U.S. animated openings. The company’s previous highest-grossing debut was Hotel Transylvania 2, which made $48.4 million in 2015. Across the Spider-Verse made more than that over its second weekend and while facing strong competition.

Spider-Man’s impressive sophomore frame came against the release of Paramount/Skydance/Hasbro’s cg-animation-filled action flick Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which made $60.5 million in North America and $110 million abroad for a $170.5 million debut. Those figures were good for first place at the domestic and global box offices. The film, directed by Steven Caple Jr., features animation and vfx work by MPC and Weta.

Another film featuring extensive animation, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, finished in third place at the domestic ($22.8 million) and global ($52.7 million) box offices. The remake has now grossed $414.2 million worldwide.

Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. is still going strong despite being available on PVOD. Over the weekend, it made another $2.2 million in the U.S. and $5.8 million abroad for a $7.9 million frame. Its total box office now sits at $1.31 billion.

Rounding out the global top 10 this weekend was Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 classic Castle in the Sky, which made $2.5 million – mostly in China – during its second weekend of theatrical re-release. Last week, it debuted with $15 million, giving it a 2023 theatrical gross of $17.5 million. Despite debuting in much of the world almost 40 years ago and several re-releases since, this is the first time the film has had a wide theatrical release in China.

Box office figures in this article are estimates, taken from Box Office Mojo, Comscore, and Entgroup.

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