“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” breaks pre-release records with $17.35 million in box office previews

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Webs $17.35 Million in Previews

The highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already made a significant impact at the box office. According to Variety, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Webbed $17.35 Million in previews on Thursday night.

This impressive figure beats the previous box office record set by the original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film back in 2018. The film’s strong start is an indication of the fans’ excitement to see the continued adventures of Miles Morales and Peter Parker in the multiverse.

CNN shared their take on the film, highlighting the sensory overload that accompanies it. They stated that the sequel was a “sequel of sensory overload—much like the original film” and added that “it’s a sequel that’s truly a part of the franchise’s lineage, one that grapples with and celebrates the Spider-Man mythos.”

The A.V. Club has even gone so far as to declare that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man movie of all time. They praised the film’s storytelling, animation, and character development, calling it a “seamless blend of style and substance.”

As fans flood to theaters to see the much-anticipated sequel, IGN provided a post-credits scene check-in to confirm that the film’s ending did not have any spoilers.

Finally, KSL.com has already declared that Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the best movie of 2023, despite being earlier in the year. The film’s impactful start at the box office suggests that this may not be an outlandish statement.

Overall, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is setting the bar high for superhero movies, with fans and critics alike praising the stunning animation, engaging storytelling, and homage to the Spider-Man franchise.