(Washington) The latest installment in the Spider-Man saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, soared to the top of the North American box office for its first week, according to estimates on Sunday. specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
The hero, propelled into a world made of parallel dimensions (multiverse) which Hollywood now loves, collected $ 120 million in box office receipts in Canada and the United States, a particularly successful start, doing better than the last opus.
We find Miles Morales, the new face of Spider-Man who appeared in the comics in 2011. A popular teenager from Brooklyn, the son of a Latino nurse and an African-American policeman, he was, like the original hero of the saga Peter Parker, bitten by a radioactive spider and swings between the skyscrapers of Manhattan to fight crime.
This new version, by mixing the timeless pencil stroke of comics with the latest computer-assisted animation techniques, spawns with auteur cinema – a visibly popular recipe.
In second place is, with $40.6 million, the live-action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, leading last week for its first days in theaters.
The new version of the 1989 cartoon is still set in the Caribbean of the 1830s, on the edge of a fictional island. In the sea lives 18-year-old mermaid Ariel (Halle Bailey), the youngest of seven daughters of King Triton (Javier Bardem), who rules the oceans from her underwater kingdom.
At the bottom of the podium is Le Croque-mitaine, a horror film based on a short story by American writer Stephen King, which collected $ 12.3 million in revenue.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 came in at #4 with $10.2 million in revenue. The third part of the saga, which features a team of intergalactic mercenaries, this time plunges viewers into a race against time to save the raccoon Rocket.
Fast X, the latest installment in the Fast and Furious action movie franchise, took 5th place with $9.2 million in revenue.
6. Super Mario Bros. the Movie: $3.4 million
7. My dad and me: $2.1 million
8. The Machine : 1,8 million $
9. You Hurt My Feelings : 770 000 $
10. Kandahar: 765 000 $