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Business News/ Industry / Media/  Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse rules Indian box office, becomes Sony's most successful animated release

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has swung its way to an impressive triumph at the Indian box office. The animated superhero film has captured the hearts of audiences, achieving the distinction of the biggest opening weekend for an animated film in India.

Since its release on June 1, the web-slinging adventure has catapulted itself into the prestigious double-digit club, earning a commendable net collection of 18.84 crore in India. Across the shores, the film has also swung into action, recording the second-highest opening weekend of the year in the United States.

This remarkable figure has more than doubled the opening weekend earnings of its predecessor, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In a notable achievement, the animated film has secured the fifth position among the biggest opening weekend collections for Hollywood films in India in 2023 thus far.

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Renowned film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the film's success, stating, "#SpiderManAcrossTheSpiderVerse fares very well in its extended Weekend 1… fares very well in its *extended* Weekend 1… Witnesses an upward trend on Sat and Sun… HIGHEST opening weekend for an animated film… Thu 4.20 cr, Fri 3.34 cr, Sat 5.19 cr, Sun 6.11 cr. Total: 18.84 cr Nett BOC."

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has soared to unprecedented heights with its global opening, amassing a staggering $208.6 million in ticket sales. This extraordinary achievement not only solidifies its place as Sony's most successful animated release to date but also surpasses expectations with its remarkable international box office debut, as per Deadline.

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Garnering an impressive $88.1 million, the film has exceeded the performance of its predecessor, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, by a significant 2.8 times in like-for-like comparisons, excluding the Chinese market.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse released in India on June 1 in ten languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, and Bengali. Fans can look forward to another thrilling sequel, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, slated for release in 2024.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Updated: 06 Jun 2023, 08:43 AM IST
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