Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the sequel to the 2018 film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The original earned about 190 million dollars at the U.S-Canadian box-office, and won Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. Critics absolutely loved the original too: 8.4/10 IMDB score, 97% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating, and a 93/100 score from the Critics Choice Association. For the sequel, we have seen similar success. Already grossed over 170 million dollars within its first week. 96% Rotten Tomato approval rating. 92/100 Critics Choice score. 9.0/10 IMDB user score. In other words, identical critics success, higher box-office gross.
Do you see this film going any higher at the Oscars than its original? The first film went 1 for 1 at the Oscars.
I think it's probably the closest thing we have to a frontrunner right now in any category this far out, and I really don't see it losing momentum. Nothing else in the animated race feels like it's going to give it much struggle except maybe the new Miyazaki, but GKids is not going to beat a behemoth like Sony/Marvel. Now if How Do You Live? is a critical juggernaut and can coup some other above-the-line nominations, then maybe it can edge out Spider-Verse... but in this category, you always go for the populist favourite.