'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Projected for Up to $35 Million Opening Weekend

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been a hit with critics so far, and if early tracking proves [...]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been a hit with critics so far, and if early tracking proves accurate, it'll also have a pretty good time at the box office. The Sony animation is on pace to have an opening weekend that'll gross anywhere from $30 million to $35 million, the biggest of the month to date.

The Sony Pictures Animation hit opens domestically this weekend, and should it haul in $35 million, it'd be the biggest opening since November's Ralph Breaks the Internet ($56m). While the total seems on the lower end — especially when compared to the $200+ million openings Marvel Studios films typically receive — it's on pace with MGM's critically acclaimed Creed II ($35.5m), which opened in November.

The new Spider-Man flick has been a hit with critics, with ComicBook.com's Chris Killian saying "it's one of the best Spider-Man movies you're likely to ever see." The film is currently rocking an astonishing 99% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 99 of the 100 submitted reviews raving about the web-slinging feature.

The lone dissenting review, from Movie Nation's Roger Moore, claims Into the Spider-Verse includes "jerky motion" and "blurred action beats."

As it heads to theaters this weekend, Into the Spider-Verse will face off against Universal's Mortal Engines — the Peter Jackson-written film based off the novel series of the same name — and the Clint Eastwood-helmed The Mule from Warner Brothers.

The official synopsis for the film can be found below:

"Bitten by a radioactive spider, teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into Spider-Man. He must now use his newfound skills to battle the Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other dimensions."

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Into the Spider-Versewas produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Mille with help from Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Christina Steinberg. Lord and Rothman are credited with writing the screenplay.

Are you planning on heading to theaters to catch Into the Spider-Verse this weekend? What Spidey-themed character are you looking forward to seeing most on the silver screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to swing into theaters on December 14, 2018.