In terms of financial success, Spider-Man could very much stand on his own. Even though both of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films never grossed as much at the box office as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, they both grossed a considerable $757.9 million and $709.0 million worldwide respectively.
Unfortunately, due to the disappointing reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, plans to expand that franchise into its own cinematic universe fell through now that Spidey has swung back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios.
Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker was first introduced in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Holland’s sample size in that film was universally acclaimed, and his first solo outing with Spider-Man: Homecoming has been a major success for Sony. As of the publishing of this article, Homecoming has now surpassed both Amazing Spider-Man films at the domestic box office with an impressive $264.9 million. The first Amazing Spider-Man film grossed $262 million domestically while Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossed a not-so-stellar $202.9 million.
Homecoming still trails behind the box office performances of Raimi’s trilogy. The first Spider-Man film broke box office records in 2002, and grossed $403.7 million domestically. Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 both grossed $373.6 million and $336.5 million respectively at the U.S. box office.
In worldwide totals, Homecoming is still behind the Webb films, with $584.9 million in total as of the publishing of this article. With Spider-Man standing on his own, all six theatrical outings for the webhead have grossed a combined $1.8 billion domestically and a whopping $4.5 billion worldwide.
Where do you think Homecoming will wind up ending its run at the box office? Do you think it will reach the numbers that the Raimi trilogy boasted in the worldwide box office? Sound off in the comments below.
Source: Box Office Mojo
8 Greatest Moments In Spider-Man’s Cinematic History
Spider-Man: Homecoming was just released in theaters this past weekend. It is the first Spider-Man film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Tom Holland being the latest actor to tackle the iconic character, but certainly not the first one to do so.
The wall-crawler has appeared on the big screen since Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film in 2002. With the different iterations of the superhero there have been several iconic scenes and moments. They all have shaped the cultural landscape to how people perceive the character.
The moments in these films are varied in tone and style, but they are all great in their own ways. Click “next” to see our picks for the 8 best.