Box Office Results of Jun 2-4: “Across The Spider-Verse” has the second-highest opening weekend gross of the entire year

Even after a dozen films, Spider-Man has never been beaten at the box office. One of the most successful sequels of all time, the superhero sequel opened to a staggering $120.5 million.

Weekend Box Office Results: “Across the Spider-Verse” has the year’s second-highest opening weekend gross

Local Top 10

  1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony) 4,313 theaters, Fri $51.7M, 3-day $113.5M/Wk 1 ($120.5 million total)
  2. The Little Mermaid (Dis) 4,320 theaters, Fri $11.8M (-69%) 3 day $41.5M (-57%) Total $187.2M/Wk 2 ($186.2 million total)
  3. The Boogeyman (20th/Dis) 3,205 theaters, Fri $4.8M, 3-day $11.5M/Wk 1 ($11.5 million total)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 3,580 (-360) theaters, Fri $2.9M (-48%), 3-day $10.2M (-51%) Total $322.7M/ Wk 5 ($322.7 million total)
  5. Fast X (Uni) 3,467 (-621) theaters Fri $2.6M (-59%) 3-day $9M (-61%) Total $128.2M/ Wk 3 ($128.4 million total)
  6. Super Mario Bros (Uni) 2,344 (-804) theaters, Fri $920K (-46%) 3-day $3.35M (-48%), Total $566.2M/Wk 9 ($566.2 million total)
  7. About My Father (LG) 2,464 theaters, Fri $580K, 3-day $1.96M (-55%), Total $8.6M/Wk 2 ($8.8 million total)
  8. The Machine 2,409 theaters, Fri $535K (-76%), 3 day $1.77M (-65%) Total $8.7M/ Wk 2 ($8.7 million total)
  9. Kanadahar (BR/OR) 1,737 (-368) theaters,Fri $225k (-76%) 3-day $750K (-68%) Total $4.2M/Wk 2 ($4 million total)
  10. You Hurt My Feelings (A24) 912 theaters Fri $195,7K (-59%) 3-day $692K (-50%), Total $2.9M/Wk 2 ($3 million total)

May you need to know

  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated picture, holds the Oscar despite being the lowest-grossing Spider-Man film (or Spider-Man-adjacent film, like the Venoms) since 2002.

The opening weekend of its sequel saw one of the longest runs of any animated picture, clocking in at 140 minutes. It also experienced one of the largest increases in revenue for a sequel.

Deadline reports that “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” opened to an astounding $120 million, a significant increase from “Into the Spider-Verse’s” $35 million. This is in comparison to the $260 million opening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” a few years ago.

After a fantastic $51M Friday (including previews) and a tiny 28% decline on Saturday, “Across the Spider-Verse” blew over projections and made a surprising splash, with most estimates putting it around $90-100M. The film made $208 million around the world, with $17.8 million coming from China alone.

  • “The Little Mermaid”

The Little Mermaid, the previous week’s top film, has been having a good week while showing cautious indicators in its estimate decline its first few days.

The live-action version has now made over $186 million with $40.6 million this weekend, and it is currently (for the time being) closely trailing 2019’s Aladdin, which had a $42.8 million second weekend and a $185.5 million 10-day gross.

Any amount next week over $20 million will maintain it on a pace of $300+ million. If it does less than $280 million domestically, it will be closer to the pace of The Matrix Reloaded.

Disney must be more concerned about The Little Mermaid’s foreign total. In comparison to the $698+ million that the remakes of Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King made worldwide, the first weekend’s total of $78.9 million is dismally low.

The good news is that it may only require about $450 million to pull off a profit, as the domestic side is running smoothly (at the moment). However, the potential gain may be rather little.

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

One of the films Mermaid hopes to surpass is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which earned $10.2 million in its fifth weekend and roughly $323 million in its first 31 days of release.

This is around $6 million less than the fifth-weekend gross of the first Deadpool film, which was $10.9 million.

James Gunn’s Marvel farewell has made its way out of the red, with nearly $437 million in global earnings and an expected $350 million domestic gross for Vol. 3.

If it can make $350 million, it will still be a lower success than the MCU as a whole, but it will still be profitable.

  • “The Boogeyman”

Fox may feel some regret over The Boogeyman’s opening weekend of $12.3 million, given the recent success of the horror genre.

They obviously were trying to attract the same audience that bought The Black Phone at the end of June of last year.

But this isn’t much more than the 2017 release of 47 Meters Down by Entertainment Studios.

In comparison to The Shallows’ $16.8 million opening in 2015, that shark film only made $11.2 million.

The Black Phone, adapted from a short tale by Joe Hill (the son of Stephen King, whose short story The Boogeyman was based on), debuted at $23.6 million.

In February of 2005, Sony’s Boogeyman, a film in which no one is identified, premiered at $19 million.

Savage’s film, which was supposed to go straight to Hulu, is $12 million ahead of schedule, which is great considering the picture’s $35 million budget.

  • “Super Mario Bros”

When it comes to their top 10 films, Universal, the studio behind last summer’s smash hit “Black Phone,” can’t make up their minds.

Earning an additional $3.3 million, raising its domestic total to $566.2 million and its global total to $1.3 billion, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is unlikely to be caught as the highest-grossing movie of 2023.

Overtaking Frozen this weekend, it is now the 19th highest-grossing film of all time and is only $10 million away from surpassing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Universal’s third highest-grossing film of all time.

The only remaining mystery is how soon the sequel will be released.

  • “Fast X”

Fast X, from the same company, dropped by another 60% in its third weekend, earning only $9.2 million.

Only the third installment, Tokyo Drift, grossed less than $11 million.

It’s possible that the film’s domestic take will be under $150 million, well short of the stated $340 million budget.

The sum is now over $600 million, with over $474 million coming from overseas.

There may be upcoming articles detailing the studio’s potential loss of nearly $150 million on this project.

  • “About My Father”

The drop brought About My Father’s total from Lionsgate to $8.8 million, down from $21.3 million.

  • “The Machine”

Sony’s The Machine, starring Sebastian Maniscalco, has only made $8.7 million after a further drop to $1.7 million.

  • “Kandahar”

The total for Open Road’s Kandahar starring Gerard Butler has fallen below $5 million.

  • “You Hurt My Feelings”

Even though its audience dropped by half from the previous week, Nicole Holofcener’s You Hurt My Feelings nevertheless managed to earn $769,000 and claim the ninth slot in its debut weekend at the box office. The film has made a total of $3 million from 912 locations.