Sony critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Opened weekend in China with 35.$2M – a decent start, but only a fraction of its barnstorming $62.5 million in North American releases.
As in the United States, the film has been well-received by Chinese critics and fans alike. It currently has a rating of 9.4 on ticketing apps Maoyan and Tao Piao Piao, and an 8.8 on fan site Douban, which is significantly better than any other Hollywood film currently showing in China. But Maoyan only expects its total revenue in the country to be about 35 million dollars, with Spider-man:Enter $35.8 million revenue from the Spider-Verse .
Analysts have been wondering to what extent Hollywood studios’ recent lack of theater revenue in China is to blame for weaker production and shifting market demand. But the slipping performance between the two Spiderverse
films – both undeniably strong films – seems to indicate that Chinese audiences’ appetite for American content has indeed waned .
In North America, the sequel
is open to $1986. 5 million , and the first movie of 35 is $10.6 million.
Fast X from Universal Pictures came in second with $7.6 million in revenue. Three weekends later, the movie has brought in $120.$1 million, the highest of any non-Chinese film this year. 2019
Japan’s Studio Ghibli with its 1986 classic anime Sky City’s re-release took third place. The film grossed $6 million from Friday to Sunday and has a total of 16. $7 million.
Compatriot anime hit, Doraemon: Nobita’s Utopia in the Sky
, just one step behind, weekend income $4.2 million, compared to $16. $9 million when it opened on June 1.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beast”
will be released in China on Friday, followed by It’s Warner Bros. The Flash June 16. 2019