Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse swings to $49 million debut

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is the new box office king in the United States and Canada, collecting a solid US$35.4 million (S$49 million) during its first three days of release.

That is hardly the biggest opening for an animated film this year but it does rank as the best start for a cartoon in the month of December, according to Reuters.

Illumination's Sing (2016) previously held that title, debuting with US$35 million two years ago.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2018, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe