Across the Spider-Verse Has Second-Biggest Thursday Opening in Franchise History

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has webbed the second-largest Thursday night box office in the Spider-Man franchise.

The new animated superhero movie follows Miles Morales/Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) as he goes on another adventure through the multiverse with Gwen Stacy/Ghost-Spider (Hailee Steinfeld). This film is the sequel to the 2018 smash hit, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Across the Spider-Verse has earned $17.35 million in Thursday previews at the box office. For comparison, the movie’s predecessor earned about $3.5 million in Thursday night previews. This means the sequel grossed five times what Into the Spider-Verse earned on Thursday night. The hefty $17.35 million is the second-largest Thursday night opening in Spider-Man history, trailing only behind Spider-Man: No Way Home at $50 million.

This Thursday night opening is also the second highest for animated films, with the highest being Incredibles 2 with $18.5 million. Ultimately, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to pull in $80-90 million in its opening weekend. That will more than double its predecessor’s $35.4 million opening weekend.

Is there an end credit scene in Across the Spider-Verse?

No, there is no post-credits scene in Across the Spider-Verse. However, there is a title card that reads, “Miles Morales will return in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.” The film’s cliffhanger ending will leave fans clamoring to see what happens next, and they will be able to when the third Spider-Verse movie swings into theaters on March 29, 2024.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is written by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and David Callaham and is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. It stars Shameik Moore, Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Laurén Velez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Shea Wingham, Greta Lee, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Dratch, Daniel Kaluuya, Mahershala Ali, and Andy Samberg. It is now playing in theaters.