JustWatch: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Silo’ Topped June Streaming Chart

Sony Pictures Animation’s original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Apple TV+ original sci-fi series “Silo,” topped all movie and episodic programming in the month of June, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks the streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the U.S.

The precursor to current animated theatrical hit Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse held off formidable competition from Universal Pictures/Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie — the year’s current top box office earner through midway 2023 — and Liongate’s hit John Wick: Chapter 4 for the monthly podium spots.

“Silo,” headlined and co-executive produced by Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible” franchise), the series topped strong newcomers “From,” the MGM+ original sci-fi series about residents of a small town struggling to find a way out when mysterious unknown forces keep them from leaving, and the second season of critically-acclaimed family diner drama, “The Bear” streaming on Hulu.

JustWatch: Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ Netflix’s New Season of ‘Black Mirror’ Top Weekly Streaming Through June 18

Streaming interest in Sony Pictures Animation’s 2018 original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continued strong for a second consecutive week, again holding off former chart toppers The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal Pictures) and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks the weekly streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the U.S.

Among top episodic programming the week ended June 18, the sixth season of Netflix’s trippy “Black Mirror” sci-fi series pushed aside the previous week’s topper: Apple TV+ original series “Silo,” headlined by “Mission: Impossible” co-star Rebecca Ferguson. Rounding out the podium was “The Crowded Room,” Apple’s new psychological thriller headlined by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home), Emily Rossum (“Shameless”) and Amanda Seyfriend (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), among others.

JustWatch: Original Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie, ‘Shiny Happy People’ Top Weekly Streaming Through June 11

Sony Pictures Animation’s first Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse, along with the Prime Video docuseries “Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets,” topped weekly streaming through June 11, according to new data from JustWatch, which tracks the streaming video habits, including digital retail and rental, of 20 million users across 59 markets, including the United States.

The original animated webcrawler’s movie ranking is all the more impressive considering it hit theaters almost five years ago, and held off 2022 and current 2023 box office champ, 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water, and Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie, respectively, among others.

The dysfunctional Duggar family reality show topped perennial Apple TV+ chart toppers: sci-fi series “Silo,” and soccer comedy “Ted Lasso.” Amazon Freevee’s original reality TV comedy “Jury Duty” continues to climb the top 10 streaming charts industrywide, moving up to the No. 4 spot.

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Paramount’s ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Edges Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ With $60.5 Million Opening Weekend Box Office

Paramount Pictures’ latest Transformers movie, Rise of the Beasts, held off a strong sophomore weekend for Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with a reported $60.5 million in opening weekend ticket sales through June 11.

The Hasbro-inspired toy brand, which features robots that can turn into vehicles, devices or animals, has been transformed into a franchise of live-action sci-fi movies originating in 2007’s Transformers with $70.5 million in opening-weekend ticket sales. That movie, co-starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, went on to generate almost $710 million in global revenue. That was followed by four sequels, then prequel/reboot Bumblebee in 2018, set in the 1980s. Beasts is a sequel to Bumblebee, set in the 1990s.

Meanwhile, Across the Spider-Verse generated an estimated $55.4 million in ticket sales, bringing its total domestic gross to $225.45 million through Sunday, according to Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation. The movie generated $16.78 million on Friday, $21.23 million on Saturday and a projected $17.43 million on Sunday across 4,332 North American screens.

Through Saturday, the film officially surpassed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s total domestic gross of $190.2 million and became Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing domestic release of all time. The movie’s global total grew to $390 million in 12 days, also passing Into the Spider-Verse’s lifetime total of $377 million.

International markets snagged $47 million this weekend, down just 44% in its second frame, for an overseas gross of $164.5 million. The film is tracking 2.5 times that of Into The Spider-Verse at the same time in release for like international markets, excluding China.

Across the Spider-Verse is playing on more than 24,400 screens in 59 markets. Key markets yet to release include Japan (June 16), and South Korea (June 21).

Top 10 foreign markets to date include: 

Market Weekend Total to Date
China $8.8 million $34.1 million
UK $5.1 M $20.3 M
Mexico $5.2 M $19.9 M
Australia $4.3  M $10.9 M
Brazil $3.3 M $8 M
France $2.4 M $6.9 M
India $1 M $4.8 M
Spain $1.3 M $4.5 M
Germany $1.6 M $4.5 M
Italy $1.1 M $4.5 M

Disney’s live-action reboot of The Little Mermaid added an estimated $22.8 million to up its North American tally past$228 million ($414.2 million globally) after three weekends.

Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sold another $7 million worth of tickets to up its global tally past $805 million ($335 million domestically) after six weekends. Scuttled Hulu original horror movie The Boogeyman from 20th Century Studios added nearly $7 million to up its two-weekend total near $25 million in North America and almost $40 million worldwide.

Universal Pictures’ Fast X added an estimated $5.2 million to expand its global tally past $650 million after four weekends. Universal/Illumination’s reigning 2023 global box office champ, The Super Mario Bros. Movie topped $1.31 billion in revenue to become the third-highest grossing Universal movie ever after No. 1 Jurassic World and No. 2 Furious 7.

A24’s Korean love story Past Lives, saw another $520,000 across just 26 screens to up its 10-day total past $867,000.
Finally, Legendary Pictures’ The Machine made $180,000 in revenue on Friday, $230,000 on Saturday, and is projected to tally $165,000 on Sunday across 1,008 screens. The Sony studio projecting $575,000 in ticket sales for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $10.096 million through Sunday.

Reelgood: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs Atop Weekly Streaming Chart Through June 7

The successful theatrical release of Sony Pictures Animation sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse helped drive streaming viewership of the 2019 original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The latter emerged atop Reelgood’s weekly top 10 chart for the week ended June 7 via access on Fubo, among other platforms.

Reelgood tracks real-time data from 5 million users living in the United States across SVOD and AVOD services for original and acquired streaming programs and movies.

The animated webcrawler was able to hold off the continued climb up the chart of the original sci-fi series “Silo” on Apple TV+, which rose to No. 2 from No. 5 last week. The board game-inspired Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves dropped one spot to No. 3 on Paramount+ to round out the podium.

Last week’s No. 1 finisher, Netflix’s “FUBAR,” co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro, dropped to No. 5, while the Max newcomer “The Idol,” headlined by Lily-Rose Depp playing a pop star thought to be damaged by a social media scandal, entered the chart at No. 7.

Titles returning to the chart included “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+, “Succession” on Max, “Air” on Prime Video and “From” on MGM+.

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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Casts Lucrative $120.5 Million Opening Weekend Box Office Web

Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse beat studio and industry expectations, generating $120.5 million in projected North American opening box office revenue through June 4. The follow-up to 2018’s Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse almost quadrupled the original’s $35 million opening domestic box office en route to a $208.6 million global opening due in large part to $17.3 million in ticket sales generated across China’s theaters.

Across the Spider-Verse chalked up the No. 2 North American box office opening in 2023, behind Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie at $146 million, and the No. 3 all-time best opening for the Spider-Man movie franchise, including live-action releases.

Newcomer The Boogeyman, co-starring Sophie Thatcher of “Yellowjackets” and based on the same-titled Stephen King novel, finished No. 3 over the weekend with $20 million in global revenue, including $12.3 million across North American screens. The film was originally intended for the Hulu streaming service.

The weekend’s No. 2 film was last weekend’s box office champ, Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which generated another $40 million in ticket sales to up its global tally past $326 million.

Universal Pictures’ Fast X added more than $9 million in ticket sales to increase its North American theatrical take past $128 million. That figure is luckily dwarfed by $474 million in international revenue, upping the movie’s global haul past $600 million mark.

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Amazon and Sony Mount Bus Tour for ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

In celebration of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, which starts streaming on Prime Video Jan. 14, Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Animation are sponsoring a cross-country bus tour.

The Johnny Monster Bus and Character Tour will be making its way to the cites below, with giveaways, character meet and greets, and oversized inflatable characters for photo-ops:

Jan. 8 — Woodland Hills, Calif. — Amazon Fresh
Jan. 8 — Marina Del Rey, Calif. — Amazon Books
Jan. 8 — Minneapolis — Mall of America 
Jan. 8-9 — New York, Manhattan/SoHo — Amazon 4-Star 
Jan. 9 — Long Beach, Calif. — Amazon Fresh
Jan. 11-16 — Philadelphia — Philadelphia Art Museum “Rocky Steps”
Jan. 13 — Austin, Texas — The Hive 
Jan. 12-16 — Chicago — Millennium Park Promenade 
Jan. 13-16 — Los Angeles — The Original Farmers Market
Jan. 14-15 — Austin, Texas — The Domain
Jan. 14-16 — Phoenix — Arizona Coyotes Game/Zoolights 
Jan. 14-18 — Houston — Discover Green
Jan. 15-16 — Miami — Brickell City Centre
Jan. 15-16 — Lynnfield, Mass. — Amazon Books
Jan. 17 — Miami — MLK Day Parade
Jan. 17 — Boston — Boston Common Frog Pond 
Jan. 17-18 — Houston — Discovery Green
Jan. 21 — Atlanta — Atlanta Hawkes Game 
Jan. 22 — Cleveland — Cleveland Monsters Family Day

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Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is the latest and final chapter of the “Hotel Transylvania” film series. The film features the voices of Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Brian Hull, Fran Drescher, Brad Abrell and Asher Blinkoff. In the film, when Van Helsing’s (Gaffigan) mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterification Ray,’ goes haywire, Drac (Hull) and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Samberg) becomes a monster. In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late — with help from Mavis (Gomez).

Amazon Prime Video to Stream Fourth ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Film

Amazon Prime Video has licensed worldwide streaming rights (excluding China) to Hotel Transylvania: Transformania from Sony Pictures Animation. The fourth installment of the family film franchise will premiere worldwide in more than 240 countries and territories on Prime Video on Jan. 14, 2022.

In the film, Drac (Brian Hull) and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny (Andy Samberg) becomes a monster. In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure. With help from Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the now human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. The film also features the voices of Kathryn Hahn (Ericka), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin the Invisible Man), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Brad Abrell (Frank) and Asher Blinkoff (Wesley the Wolf Pup).

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“The success of the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchise over the years speaks for itself,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the films created by the brilliant Genndy Tartakovsky, and the latest installment is the perfect ending to an incredible journey. We could not be more excited to work with Sony, Genndy, Jennifer Kluska, Derek Drymon, Selena Gomez and the talented producing team to bring this funny, heartwarming film to our customers early next year.”

“The ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchise has been exceptional for Sony Pictures Animation, spanning nearly a decade and introducing the world to Genndy Tartakovsky’s singular vision, and we’re so proud of what our extraordinary directors Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon have brought to this special property,” Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation, said in a statement. “These films have thrilled audiences and paved the way for so many artists working in CG animation, and now the family saga of Dracula and his daughter Mavis, son-in-law Johnny, and monster BFFs is coming to a close. We are thrilled to work with Amazon to bring this film to families everywhere.”

For the final chapter of the “Hotel Transylvania” film series, franchise creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns as one of the screenwriters and executive producers. Gomez will also serve as an executive producer. Directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, the film is produced by Alice Dewey Goldstone and executive produced by Tartakovsky, Michelle Murdocca, and Gomez. The story is by Genndy Tartakovsky with a screenplay by Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo and Genndy Tartakovsky.

Netflix Sponsors NBC’s Tokyo Olympics Medals Count

With Team USA atop of the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics in total medals at the halfway point, Netflix, a perennial leader on most things subscription streaming video, took a marketing stand.

The streamer was a presenting sponsor on NBC’s Aug. 1 primetime TV broadcast of the medals count of the XXXII Olympiad with the U.S. leading with 61 medals, including 21 gold. The leading tally increased to 64 medals, including 22 gold, through Aug. 2.

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Netflix took the opportunity to market the Aug. 6 release of Vivo, an animated movie featuring songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Hamilton and In the Heights. Vivo follows kinkajou (a.k.a. a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos).

The movie, originally slated for theatrical launch in June, is part of a marketing/production agreement between Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation — the latter responsible for Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and this year’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines currently streaming on Netflix.

The partnership precludes Netflix’s recently announced deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) for exclusive first-pay-window licensing in the U.S. for theatrically released Sony feature films, beginning with the studio’s 2022 film slate.

Global Anime Box Office Hit ‘Demon Slayer: Mugen Train’ Streaming on Funimation in the U.S. on June 22

After breaking global theatrical box office records, anime hit Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will stream exclusively on Funimation in the United States and Canada, starting June 22, and in Australia and New Zealand starting June 23. The film will be dubbed in English and subtitled.

Funimation is an independently operated joint-venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), both subsidiaries of Sony Corp.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train generated $475 million at the worldwide, becoming the No. 1 theatrical release worldwide in 2020 — the first non-Hollywood, non-U.S. film to achieve this. The film opened in the U.S. and Canada on April 23, topping the box office the second week of release, earning more than $48 million to date.

“[The film] has been a runaway success since it opened last year, galvanizing fans and attracting a whole new generation to anime,” Asa Suehira, chief content officer at Funimation Global Group, said in a statement.

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is directed by Haruo Sotozaki featuring the original story by Koyoharu Gotoge with screenplay and animation production by studio ufotable. The running time for the ‘R’-film is one hour and 57 minutes. Set after the events of the television series, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train has Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, and Inosuke embark on a new mission. Together with one of the most powerful swordsmen of the Demon Slayer Corps, Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku, they investigate the mysterious disappearance of over 40 people aboard the Mugen Train.

The “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” anime series, streaming on Funimation, both subtitled and dubbed in English, Spanish and Portuguese, premiered in 2019 and is based on Koyoharu Gotoge’s manga, which claims more than 150 million copies in circulation in Japan.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed, thrilling tale of a young man in search of a cure for his sister, who has been turned into a demon after their family is viciously slaughtered by demons. Fans can catch up on the entire series with the three-part TV specials, “Sibling’s Bond”, “Mt. Natagumo Arc” and “The Hashira Meeting Arc” on Funimation.

Merchandise for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is available at Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba official website and Funimation Shop.