Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Swings Into #1, ‘The Mule’ Sneaks Into 2nd, ‘Aquaman’ Dominates Oversees with $250M

Breitbart | 12/16/2018 | Staff
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Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took in an estimated $35.4 million during its opening weekend at the domestic box office, becoming the biggest ever animated movie to open in December. But another superhero flick is swimming its way into box office gold, too, with Aquaman doing gangbusters in overseas markets.

Into the Spider-Verse has hit on all cylinders with critics, comics fans, and general audiences alike. The newest entry into the wall-crawler’s film oeuvre features Hispanic spider-man character Miles Morales as he swings his way through the various Marvel Comics universes to learn how to be the best web-slinger he can be by taking lessons from Peter Parker, and a host of other Spidey heroes such as Gwen Stacey, Spider-man Noir, and even Spider-Ham. Morales also runs into such famed Spidey villains as Doc Ock, Scorpion, and Green Goblin.

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Already Oscars watchers are saying that Into the Spider-Verse will be the animated movie to beat in next year’s Oscars awards.

With the estimated $35.4 million, earning itself the biggest opening weekend in film history for an animated movie opening in December (2016’s Sing, which took in $35.2 million, now sinks to second place).

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Still, despite the smash box office opening, the film has quite a way to go before earning back its $90 million production costs.

Meanwhile, another superhero film from rival DC Comics has also found bountiful seas, at least...
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