Thwip! Things are going quite well for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film, which has now passed the $200 million mark at the global box office.The animated Spider-Man adventure starring Miles Morales and his Amazing Friends had a strong start at the box office a few weeks back. Despite a string of newcomers in the form of Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns, Into the Spider-Verse held strong and brought in $18 million this past weekend. The animated feature came in fourth behind the aforementioned trio of Aquaman, Mary Poppins, and Bumblebee, but has so far managed to fight off newcomers to maintain its spot in the top five films of the weekend.
Domestically, Into the Spider-Verse has $103.6 million. Combined with the current $109.6 million from the international market, Sony’s animated Spider-Man film is doing quite… amazing, if you will. Spectacular, even. And chances are if the film continues to hold, those domestic and international numbers will look even better. Between Sony’s plans for a sequel and building out its live-action universe with Venom and beyond, things are looking bright for the wall-crawler. Minus getting dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, anyway.
How high do you think Into the Spider-Verse will go, though? Do you think the animated Spider-Man feature has a shot at maybe the $300 million mark when its theatrical run has ended? Let us know your thoughts on this and more in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates on Into the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman and features voice work from Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, and Lily Tomlin.
The film is now playing in theaters.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.