Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has reached a new milestone at the worldwide box office as it has now passed $500 million. This means it has already earned $100 million more than Into the Spider-Verse‘s total global box office earnings.
According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has currently earned a total of $506.3 million at the worldwide box office in the few weeks it has been out in cinemas around the globe, impressively outperforming its predecessor. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the movie managed to rake in a massive $208 million during its global debut – almost triple the amount that Into the Spider-Verse earned on its release weekend.
The official story description for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse provided by Sony Pictures reads:
“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
As of writing, Across the Spider-Verse holds a 96% approval rating of positive critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience score of 95%.
If Across the Spider-Verse aims to dethrone the current highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time, Spider-Man: No Way Home, it might have an uphill battle to climb. No Way Home brought in a staggering $1.9 billion at the worldwide box office, though the MCU movie also dealt with its own multiverse shenanigans that brought back older Spider-Man actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. Needless to say, Across the Spider-Verse is currently the highest-grossing animated Spider-Man movie of all time.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is currently circulating cinemas. Make sure you read our full review here.