One of the anticipated animated sequels to the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, Sony Pictures “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is ready for its box office journey, and due to the commercial and critical success of the first part, the makers and the audience have high expectations from the sequel as well. The visual and content quality of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” will exceed that of its predecessor. However, it is also a fact that the makers do not have to make any significant changes, and similar to Universal, Sony has also focused on maximizing profit while keeping costs under control, which is likely a good strategy.
Sony’s Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Budget Revealed
According to verfied sources, Sony Pictures’ sequel “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is an medium-budgted production with a reported production budget of around $90-100 million, excluding prints and advertsing costs. And if we’re not mistaken, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” also has a similar budget, which clearly shows that nothing different has been tried by the makers for the sequel. Despite being a moderately budgeted film, it is still one of Sony Pictures’ most expensive animated productions after “The Smurfs” series.
Although Sony has produced many great animated films, the last few years have not been particularly successful for the studio in the animated world. That may be one of the reasons why the makers have not invested heavily in the production of the sequel, hoping to maximize profits from the high expectations and blockbuster potential at the box office. However, even if the film had a higher budget, it might not have made a significant difference, as the profit from an animated sequel is almost guaranteed.
Regarding the production, the development of the sequel was started even before the release of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, the basis of which was the positive response the film was getting. And the stupendous response the first part got at the box office was enough to ensure that the makers work on a sequel, but the commendable thing is that instead of doing anything different, the makers thought it more important to take the Shame Thing forward.
Produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Marvel Entertainment, Arad Productions, Lord Miller Productions, and Pascal Pictures, “Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse” is going to be distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The official theatrical release date for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is June 2, 2023, in the USA.