Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to the 2018 hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has minted Rs. 8.20 crore nett in its first two days of theatrical run, according to reports.
With an opening-day collection of Rs 4.20 crore nett on Thursday, the computer-animated superhero film collected Rs 4 crore nett on Day 2, already surpassing the Halle Bailey-starrer The Little Mermaid, which managed to earn a little over Rs 5 crore nett in India in the first week.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse released in more than 1,800 screens across the country in several languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Bengali. Popular cricketer Shubman Gill voiced the character Pavitr Prabhakar, the Indian Spider-Man, in both Hindi and Punjabi versions.
Set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is also performing well at the worldwide box office. It has already earned USD 17 million in paid previews and is slated to collect around USD 150 million globally — USD 90 million in North America and USD 60 million from the overseas market — during the weekend, according to the US entertainment magazine Deadline.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the first movie in the animated franchise featuring the popular teenage superhero Miles Morales, received worldwide acclaim and went on to win an Oscar. It earned over USD 384.3 million at the global box office, revolutionising the visual aesthetics of computer-generated animation while presenting a fresh and diverse perspective on the conventional Marvel superhero narrative.