The streets of New York City weren’t ready for Miles Morales, but the box office was. According to Box Office Mojo, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” dominated United States movie theaters when it opened on Friday (December 14).
The animated movie, and first feature film to star Afro-Latinx teen Morales, earned an estimated $35,363,376 in the United States (plus an additional $21 million internationally). That take pushed it to the top of the box office and set a record for the highest-grossing animated film ever released in December, per Box Office Mojo.
The film had a 97 percent score on critical aggregator Rotten Tomatoes at press time.