Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse took off in China scoring a $6.6M opening day, which by the way is the best first day for any Hollywood animated pic this year in the Middle Kingdom, eclipsing The Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks The Internet.
In addition, Spider-Verse ranked No. 1 for the day amid heavy competition against three local titles plus holdovers; the biggest one of which is Airpocalypse and they came in ahead today in early estimates. Sony sees Spider-Verse between $26M-$28M in China, but rival sources think it could hit $30M. Aquaman is still in China, but has shed screens. There he’s up to $209.5M, the highest grossing Warner Bros. title of all-time in local currency of 1.45 RBM. Through last weekend, Ralph Breaks the Internet was up at $39M while Incredibles 2 finished its run in China with $51.4M.
International cume for Spider-Verse through yesterday is $28.5M. Add in its first domestic week of $48.1M and the Sony Animation pic stands at $76.6M.
Aquaman has made $13.7M to date in stateside previews and together with $332.1M from 58 offshore territories equals $345.8M WW. Not too shabby for a superhero pic that cost $200M before P&A.