SPIDER-MAN: Into The Spider-Verse" - SpiderVerse_bac348.1059_lm_v1 - Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson) and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.

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'Spider-Verse' Swings To The Top; 'Mortal Engines' Tanks

December 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters. Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film has earned $35.4 million from North American theaters.

Critics have praised the film focusing on Miles Morales, and audiences in exit surveys gave it a rare A+ CinemaScore, which is a first for a Spider-Man film.

The Clint Eastwood-directed drug smuggling drama "The Mule" debuted in second place with an estimated $17.2 million. It's his first major role in a film since 2012.

Not all the new films were so lucky, however. The Peter Jackson-produced epic "Mortal Engines" bombed in North American theaters, taking in only $7.5 million in ticket sales against a reported $100 million production budget.