Thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now grossed over $12 billion at the global box office.
The web crawlers first standalone feature within the MCU managed to take a total of $257 million worldwide in its opening weekend with the US ($117 million), South Korea ($25.8 million), Mexico ($12 million), the UK (11.8 million), and Brazil ($9.1 million) leading the pack. The film has yet to open in China, the world’s second-largest film market, as well as France, Germany, Spain, and Japan.
The US alone accounts for $4.7 billion of the over $12 billion the MCU has earned globally. The top grossing films in the now 16 installment franchise include Marvel’s The Avengers ($1.5 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion) and Captain America: Civil War ($1.1 billion).
For its second weekend, Spider-Man will go up against War for the Planet of the Apes as Caesar’s journey concludes when the apes find themselves left without a choice to fight after a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson) leads humanity into a war to take back the Earth. The latest tracking report suggests the film could manage to gross up to $65 million in its opening, which would be a little over half as much as Homecoming’s domestic debut.
Following Homecoming, the MCU will continue this fall with Thor: Ragnarok which finds the God of Thunder, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) up against The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in the Contest of Champions run by Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) on the planet Sakaar in a race against time to prevent Hela (Cate Blanchette) from destroying his home of Asgard.
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official synopsis:
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing. You can check out our review for the film here.
Source: Box Office Mojo