The highly anticipated animated film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is set to release in Indian theaters, with expectations of breaking animation records previously held by films like Incredibles 2 and Frozen 2. Pre-sales indicate a strong opening, and positive early reviews from the West suggest a promising trend over the weekend.
Get ready to embark on an exhilarating animated adventure as Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into Indian theaters tomorrow. With a four-day extended opening weekend, this highly anticipated film is aiming to set new records for animation in the Indian box office. Historically, animated films have had limited success in India, but the strength of the Spider-Man and Marvel brand, coupled with the positive reception of its predecessor, has raised expectations for this multiversal franchise. Let’s delve into the pre-sales, opening day projections, and the potential impact of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on the animation genre in India.
While animated films have rarely made a big splash in India, the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is poised to surpass the limitations of the genre. The first film in the franchise, released in 2018, earned Rs. 11.90 crores (Rs. 9.15 crores Nett) at the box office, showcasing the strong association of the Spider-Man and Marvel brands with audiences. Since then, the Marvel brand has witnessed a meteoric rise, generating increased anticipation for the sequel. The current animation film records in India are held by Incredibles 2 and Frozen 2, both accumulating nearly identical weekend collections of Rs. 23 crores, with lifetime earnings reaching Rs. 53 crores.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Box Office Advance Booking and Estimated Day 1 Collection
The advance bookings for ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ opened on Monday and is receiving a good response. As of Wednesday morning, about 24,000 tickets have already been sold across national cinema chains for the film’s opening day on Thursday. This figure surpasses recent animation releases such as Minions 2 and Super Mario Bros and compares with the pre-sales of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 at the same time prior to its release, which sold approximately 38,000. Tickets were sold. Based on the current pre-sale trends, the film is expected to collect around Rs. It is estimated to open with an impressive collection of Rs. 6-7 crore (Rs 4.75-5.50 crore nett), surpassing the previous record set by Incredibles 2 at Rs. 4.90 crores.
Animated films in India usually see significant growth on weekends, with Saturday and Sunday seeing a rise in attendance. However, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse may be exhibiting some frontloading due to its strong early opening. Early reviews from the West have been overwhelmingly positive, which is usually a good sign for Hollywood films in India. This positive reception raises hopes of a stronger trend heading into the weekend. With the estimated first-day collection, the four-day weekend is estimated to fetch an impressive score of Rs. 30-35 cr (Rs. 23-27 Cr net India).
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