Will ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Steal Box Office From ‘The Little Mermaid’?

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While they’re both family-friendly films, the Disney remake and Sony animated film’s audiences skew differently

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

A very busy June for the box office kicks off this weekend with Sony Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” a sequel that is expected to earn an opening weekend more than double that of its 2018 predecessor, the Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Back in December 2018, “Into the Spider-Verse” hit theaters, touting a new animated spin on Marvel’s famous webslinger based not on Peter Parker but on Miles Morales, the Afro-Latino teen introduced to the Marvel comics in 2011. The film opened to $35 million just before the Christmas holiday period. And while it faced tough competition from films like “Aquaman,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Bumblebee,” it legged out to a decent $190 million domestic and $375 million global opening.