‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is The Highest Grossing Superhero Movie of 2017

Spider-Man Homecoming Chinese PostersSpider-Man: Homecoming is now the highest grossing superhero movie of 2017.

Currently, the film stands at $874 million worldwide, which makes it the fourth highest grossing film of the year as well. Ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which holds the number one spot. The second and third spot belong to Universal’s The Fate of the Furious and Despicable Me 3, respectively.

Earlier in the summer, the highest grossing superhero movie of 2017 belonged to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 which had a global total of $863 million, another Marvel property.

Despite the amount of money Spider-Man: Homecoming has made for Marvel, it still hasn’t passed Guardians Vol.2 and Wonder Woman on the domestic front, where it made $331.9 million, making it the fourth highest grossing film in the United States.

Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly owes some of its success to China, where it made $70.3 million in its opening weekend in early September.

You can check out a synopsis for the film below:

Spider-Man: Homecoming 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 continues to play in theatres in both the United States and Canada. However, if you’d like to bring the web-slinger home, the film will be released on digital services on September 26th, and home video on October 17th.

Source: Box Office Mojo

7 Punisher Stories You Need To Read Before Marvel’s Netflix Series

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Now that the Punisher trailer has hit the general audience, it’s time for fans to read up on the character before it’s too late. Even though the Punisher has had two movies already, the upcoming Netflix series looks like it will be the definitive adaptation of the character. His morals may be too dark for some people, but at the end of the day, Frank Castle is a hero through-and-through. Whether you want to put him in jail or let him keep working, there’s no denying that he has taken down deadly criminals who put innocent lives in danger.

The Punisher has been a part of the Marvel Universe since 1974 and he has quite a few amazing stories to choose from. Sometimes he’s left alone in his own corner of the Marvel Universe, and sometimes he’s a fully integrated member of the Avengers. No matter where he is or who he is interacting with, the Punisher always means business.

Hit Next to learn more about seven essential Punisher stories you need to read before his 13-part Marvel series arrives on Netflix!

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Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani

Aahil Dayani is a writer and film enthusiast from Toronto, Ontario. When he isn't writing about movies, he pretends to watch them.

  • Jacob McMillan

    More proof the world is stupid

    • Marquis de Sade

      Ahhhh, there’s nothing more appetizing and rewarding than gourging on a plate of dceu fangurl angst…especially when you cap it off with the added bonus that Spiderman: Homecoming has also surpassed bvs’s $873 million.

  • Highest grossing superhero film of 2017 until Thor Ragnarok and Justice League.