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'Spider-Verse' swings to the top; 'Mortal Engines' tanks

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel's marquee superheroes.

The film led a host of newcomers that debuted to varying success on this pre-Christmas holiday weekend, including Clint Eastwood's drug smuggling drama "The Mule" and the Peter Jackson-produced epic "Mortal Engines" which bombed in North American theaters.

"Into the Spider-Verse" earned an estimated $35.4 million from 3,813 theaters against a $90 million production budget according to Sony Pictures on...

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