Latest Spider-Man spin-off film scales box-office heights

Source:AFP Published: 2018/12/17 16:58:39

Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Photo: IC



Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
snared North American viewers in its web this weekend, earning $35.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated on Sunday.

Sony's action-packed animation sees Peter Parker make way for Miles Morales as Spider-Man - a black, Latino character new to theatergoers, but not comic book enthusiasts.

The Spider-Man of his dimension, Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, joins forces with Spideys from parallel realities to stop a threat menacing all of them.

In at second was Warner Bros' crime film The Mule, which earned $17.2 million. Clint Eastwood both directed and took the lead as a destitute 90-year-old who turns to transporting cocaine through Illinois for a Mexican drug cartel.

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch dropped one place to third, earning $11.6 million over the weekend.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch voices the grouchy title character as he plots to steal Christmas.

Fourth place went to Ralph Breaks the Internet, which took in $9.6 million after spending three weeks at the top of the box office. The animated film, a sequel to 2012's Wreck It Ralph, has sold $154 million in domestic tickets since it opened.

In at fifth was Universal's newly-released Mortal Engines, whose ticket sales stalled at $7.5 million.

The post-apocalyptic sci-fi sees Hera Hilmar star as the only person who can stop the city of London - now a colossal wheeled predator - from chomping up everything in its path.

Rounding out the weekend's top 10 were:

Creed II ($5.4 million)

Bohemian Rhapsody ($4.1 million)

Instant Family ($3.7 million)

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ($3.7 million)

Green Book ($2.8 million)



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