• Box Office

World Box Office June 19 to 25, 2023

In an unusual feat, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swung back to the top on its fourth weekend with a robust $19.3 million.

The critically acclaimed follow-up to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, with a voice cast led by Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, has now grossed $317 million domestically.

Elemental, which placed second to The Flash when they both opened last week, took second place with $18.5 million. Proving to be stronger than originally thought when it debuted, the Disney and Pixar movie racked up a tally of $65.5 million so far in the United States and Canada.

It’s The Flash that’s missing pizzazz. Suffering from a steep 73 percent slide, the Andy Muschietti-directed DC Extended Universe (DCEU) installment fell to the third spot.

The movie’s $15.3 million turnstile gross was considered disappointing by box office analysts who had projected bigger earnings for the project said to have a production budget of $200 million.

Jennifer Lawrence’s sex comedy, No Hard Feelings, bowed in fourth place with $15.1 million. Directed by Gene Stupnitsky, the movie narrates how financially struggling Maddie (Lawrence) answers a job listing by parents who want their teen son (Percy, played by Andrew Barth Feldman) to come out of his shell.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts collected $11.6 million, enough to keep the film, based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line, in the magic five. The action adventure sci-fi has pocketed a domestic total of $122.9 million after three weeks.

Making up the rest of the top ten were, in order: Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, whose $9 million gross is considered one of the best box office weekend results for the arthouse favorite filmmaker; Rob Marshall’s live-action remake, The Little Mermaid, $8.7 million; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, $3.5 million; The Blackening, $3 million; and The Boogeyman, $2.5 million.

Overseas, The Flash gained $26.6 million in over 70 markets. That added to the Ezra Miller movie’s offshore and international totals of $123.3 million and $211 million, respectively.

Elemental, gaining strength internationally, racked up $31.3 million. Peter Sohn’s animation movie, voiced by Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie, Ronnie Del Carmen, Shila Ommi and Catherine O’Hara, now has an overseas cume of $55.6 million and a worldwide total of $121.1 million.

No Hard Feelings opened offshore with $9.5 million. Lawrence’s new film appealed strongly in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

After picking up $25.6 million, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts has now earned a total of $218.3 million offshore and a global tally of $341.3 million. The latest Transformers installment is especially popular in Mexico, China, Indonesia, Peru and Australia.

Across the Spider-Verse, which has cinched an international total of $560.3 million, collected $22 million on this recent weekend. Taiwan and Korea contributed significantly to the animated Spidey movie’s coffers.

The Little Mermaid is also close to the $500 million worldwide benchmark. The movie is at the top of the charts in Japan. In the Philippines, the Rob Marshall adventure family fantasy, featuring Halle Bailey in the title role, is the most popular 2023 release so far.