Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Now the Highest-Grossing Animated Movie for Sony

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By Bayani Miguel Acebedo | More Articles Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer.
February 03, 2019  01:24 PM


2018 saw the release of a lot of great animated movies, but it seems that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has made it to the top of everyone’s list. The movie has been getting a lot of great buzz, and it has just become Sony’s highest-grossing animated fim.

This comes from Sony animator Nick Kondo:

Following right behind Spider-Verse are all three Hotel Transylvania movies with Smurfs placing fifth and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs placing sixth.

Admittedly Sony’s animation department doesn’t pump out classics like Dreamworks or Disney Animation, but Spider-Verse could lead to a lot of changes moving forward. We know that a sequel is already in the works for the movie, and there are also multiple spinoffs at work, including an all-woman team-up with Spider-Gwen and a possible series with Spider-Ham.

When Sony had announced that they were working on multiple spinoffs to the Spider-Man IP, a lot of people thought that it was a bad idea. For one, Venom was a critical mess, but Spider-Verse managed to wow everyone when it came out; not only was the film a success in the box office, but the critics just can’t stop singing its praises.

With live-action movies like Kraven the Hunter and Morbius in the works, I’m kind of hoping that Sony just sticks to the animated spinoffs. Why can’t they just let Marvel Studios handle all the live-action stuff?

No release date has been announced for the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

See Also: Here's The Spider-Ham Joke That Was Deleted From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.