In a rather surprising turn of events, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has managed to crawl its way back up the box office charts in its fourth weekend. While that is maybe not the most accomplished feat considering the competition available, most films don’t regain top honors a month out from their initial release window. I suppose the prospect of Jennifer Lawerence being naked wasn’t enough to keep people from checking out Miles’ multiverse shenanigans.
Across the Spider-Verse generated an additional $19.3 million domestically, making its total North American box office $316 million with a global total of $560 million. That’s dramatically better than The Flash, which only managed third place this weekend after falling off 73% from last week. DC and Warner’s own multiverse story simply isn’t grabbing audiences with the film nabbing $15.3 million this weekend with a domestic total of $87 million. Internationally, the movie has done a little better, but an overall gross of $210.9 million is barely making a dent in that $200 million+ budget.
In second place came Pixar’s Elemental, which is similarly not gripping filmgoers. Somehow, the animated feature managed $18.5 million, but with a similarly bloated budget to The Flash, Elemental’s overall global gross of $121 million is dire. Disney is likely very unimpressed with that turnout as it seems this will be Pixar’s biggest flop.
At least for those who enjoy R-rated comedies, the Jennifer Lawerence starring No Hard Feelings managed an impressive domestic debut of $15 million. While that isn’t gangbusters, the reported budget of $45 million means the film will likely be rather successful by the end of its run. While audiences were more drawn to Spider-Man, word-of-mouth for No Hard Feelings has been positive and the prospect of watching Lawerence brawl someone completely in the buff might be a big pull.
Here is how everything else in the top 10 fared this weekend, June 23-25, 2023. All totals are domestic:
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – $19.3 million
- Elemental – $18.5 million
- The Flash – $15.3 million
- No Hard Feelings – $15 million
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – $11.6 million
- Asteroid City – $9 million
- The Little Mermaid – $8.7 million
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – $3.5 million
- The Blackening – $3 million
- The Boogeyman – $2.5 million