Sony Pictures Animation and Marvel have a hit on their hands as the animated feature Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse took the top spot at the box office over the weekend. The web-slingers opened with $35.4 million at the domestic box office. The film also opened in limited international release and added another $21 million to the total cume. Debuting in the second spot was Warner Bros.’ crime-drama The Mule starring Clint Eastwood. The film opened with $17.2 million in box office receipts.
Last week’s top two films Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch and Ralph Breaks the Internet dropped to #3 and #4 respectively with Universal’s Grinch taking another $11.6 million while Ralph earned another $9.6 million for Disney. The Grinch has now totaled $239 million domesically and another $133 internationally while Ralph has a worldwide gross of $285.2 million.
Rounding out the top five was Universal’s Mortal Engines. The action-adventure missed domestic audiences with a $7.5 million opening but proved to fare better in international markets where the film opened with $34.8 million.
- Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) $35.4 million
- The Mule (Warner Bros.) $17.2 million
- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal) $11.6 million
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney) $9.6 million
- Mortal Engines (Universal) $7.5 million
Next weekend will see a couple of huge releases. Paramount will open it’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee while Warner Bros. will open their next DC superhero film Aquaman. Aquaman has already opened in several international markets and has generated $261 million, including $94.7 million in China alone. Both films are trending posistive on Rotten Tomatoes with Bumblebee holding a fresh 98% and Aquaman sitting with a 70% rating.