Spider-Verse 2 Makes Sony History With Record-Breaking Box Office

Spider-Verse 2 Makes Sony History With Record-Breaking Box Office

Spider-Verse 2 Makes Sony History With Record-Breaking Box Office

Sony Pictures Animation has a big hit on its hands as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse just set a new record for a studio full of family hits.
After an electrifying $120 million opening weekend to kick off June’s box office returns, Spider-Verse 2 has had continued success, dominating fellow Multiversal superhero flick The Flash.
The spectacular sequel already blazed passed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was a critical phenomenon but only grossed $375.5 million worldwide in 2018, proving Sony’s understanding of how to make this universe succeed.
Spider-Verse 2 Breaks Sony Pictures Animation Record


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse passed $600 million at the worldwide box office, breaking the record for the highest-grossing film in Sony Pictures Animation history.
To date, Spider-Verse 2 has earned $607 million globally, swinging past the studio’s previous record holder, The Smurfs, at $563 million.
The top 20 Sony Animation films include several Hotel Transylvania hits, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Smurfs, and many more family films, as listed by The Numbers:
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – $607 million (still in theaters)
The Smurfs – $563 million
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – $527 million
Hotel Transylvania 2 – $469 million
Hotel Transylvania – $378 million
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $375 million
The Smurfs 2 – $348 million
Peter Rabbit – $346 million
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $274 million
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – $236 million
The Emoji Movie – $216 million
Smurfs: The Lost Village – $197 million
Open Season – $191 million
Goosebumps – $158 million
The Angry Birds Movie 2 – $152 million
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – $150 million
Arthur Christmas – $147 million
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – $136 million
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $93 million
The Star – $62 million
For further context, Across the Spider-Verse hasn’t topped any of the live-action Spider-Man films, trailing 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by about $100 million.
Will Spider-Verse 3 Go Beyond the Box Office?
Following a similar (yet smaller-sized) trajectory as the MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming trilogy, Beyond the Spider-Verse is primed to be this franchise’s biggest winner.
Following that logic, Homecoming made $878.3 worldwide, followed by $1.1 billion from Far From Home and the all-time great $1.9 billion No Way Home performance.
In this animated Spider-Man franchise, the big jump was between Spider-Verse 1 & 2, which means fans perhaps shouldn’t expect the same leap when Spider-Verse 3 releases in 2024.
However, it is fair to predict that it will earn even more than Spider-Verse 2, especially following a cliffhanger that fans are still discussing a month after its release.
If Across the Spider-Verse doesn’t reach the $700 million mark, look out for Spider-Verse 3 to be the first animated spidey flick to outperform a live-action Sony Pictures production.

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