Box Office: 'Spider-Verse' Tops With $35 Million

Considering how positive early reviews have been for SONY's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, seeing the animated superhero film top of the box office report this weekend isn't surprising at all.

According to Box Office Mojo, as of Sunday morning Spider-Verse is sitting in the number 1 weekend spot with upwards of $35.4 million domestic.

Clint Eastwood's The Mule is a surprising second-place, with $17.2 million. The film is reportedly based on a true story, inspired by a 2014 New York Times article written by Sam Dolnick that took a deep dive into Sharp's role as a courier for the powerful Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquin Guzman, aka the notorious El Chapo. Dolnick got the idea while scanning Twitter and stumbling on a link involving Sharp's guilty plea.

Third place this weekend is Illumination's The Grinch, sitting at $11.5 million, and Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet is still in the top 5 with $9.5 million.

It's never fun to see a film "bomb", because the resulting feature is the hard work of countless men and women. That said, we don't think anyone was under the illusion that Mortal Engines would be shattering box office records or anything.  Universal's Christian Rivers-directed film sits in fifth place with a mere $7.5 million.

Chances are we'll see some big numbers this coming weekend, with Aquaman set to open in the 21st. Its already doing bangbusters in Chinese cinemas, hitting $261.3 million as of today.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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