‘Madame Web’ Bombs Bigger In China

The Chinese didn't see much value in the flick just like the rest of the world.

The Chinese didn't see much value in the flick just like the rest of the world.

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  • Despite being a highly anticipated film globally, Madame Web did not perform well in the Chinese box office
  • Other local and international films had much higher box office numbers in China, overshadowing Madame Web
  • This is in contrast to previous successful Spider-Man releases in China, such as Venom and Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

Similar to audiences around the world, fans in China also opted out of Madame Web turning their attention instead to local cinematic offerings and a special screening of Dune: Part One.

The Chinese box office used to be huge for Hollywood but that’s not the case for Madame Web, which only brought in $638,000 over the weekend.

The number is simply atrocious as five Chinese films beat out the flick with box offices ranging from $16.2 million to $8 million.

Likewise, THR points out a promotional rerelease of Dune: Part One ahead of the sequel’s official Chinese release on March 10 beat out Madame Web with $674K (Dune: Part One earned $39.5 million of its $402 million worldwide total in China back in 2021).

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Madame Web is the first Sony Spider-Man spinoff to get a release in China since the first Venom movie scored over $269 million back in 2018, as Venom 2 and Morbius didn’t get Chinese releases.

The Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse animated movie also opened least year to over $17 million in China.

The Madame Web box office is now at $91 million, with $40.4M coming from the U.S. and $50.6 million from foreign grosses (Morbius brought in over $167M).

Star Sydney Sweeney recently roasted the movie during her opening monologue on SNL.

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