Spider-Man: Homecoming has swung its way to $117 million at the box office. The film is now the third highest opening at the box office this year, coming in behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth Spider-Man film to hit theaters, but is the first Spidey film to be an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Critically acclaimed, with a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore, Homecoming has pleased many people and Tom Holland’s performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man praised across the board. At the international box office, Homecoming grossed an estimated $140 million, bringing its global five-day amount to $257 million. The film opened in fifty six markets overseas, including Mexico and China.
Spider-Man: Homecoming passed Wonder Woman’s opening weekend gross, which was $103.3 million. The marketing campaign alone cost Sony and Marvel $140 million and I’m sure this played into how everything played out. But Spider-Man also has a lot of name recognition and many fans were already impressed by Tom Holland’s take on the character after he debuted in Captain America: Civil War. Homecoming was the only biggest nationwide release, as it seems no one wanted to compete against the film. This also gave it much of an advantage, though regardless of what other major film opened, it wouldn’t have even come close to Spider-Man: Homecoming.
How does Homecoming compare to the previous Spider-Man films? Accounting for inflation, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man grossed $114.8 million (this equals $174 million in present day) in its opening weekend, an impressive feat for a superhero film back in 2002. The Amazing Spider-Man made $137 million back in 2012 (adjusted to today’s numbers, it would amount to $155.7 million). All three films opened on or near enough to the fourth of July weekend and definitely benefited from the holiday.
Elsewhere at the box office, Despicable Me 3 dropped to number two with $34 million and it has grossed $149.2 million so far at the domestic box office. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver came in at number three with an additional $13 million, bringing its domestic total to $57 million. It’s another win for Sony because the film only cost $34 million to make and will continue making good money at the box office in the coming weeks. Wonder Woman is still in the top five, dropping at number four, but holding steady with an additional $9.9 million over the weekend. This brings its domestic total to $368 million. Coming in fifth place is Transformers: The Last Knight with $6 million.
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2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!