While Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming ad campaign has been the subject of scrutiny from fans due to a spoiler-filled second trailer and a dodgy poster, early test screenings to the film suggest that the third series of standalone Spider-Man movies is off to a good start. If we were talking about grading the movie based on the percentage of the audience that enjoyed the movie, then Spider-Man: Homecoming would safely get an “A” from audiences.
In a recent deep dive about Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s production from The Hollywood Reporter, it’s mentioned that thus far, the movie has resonated with over nine-tenths of the audiences Sony are testing:
[Sony Chairman] Tom Rothman, [former Sony Pictures executive Amy Pascal’s] studio successor, is now betting on Spider-Man: Homecoming to launch a fresh slate of Spider-Man-themed movies. Hopes are high for hit-starved Sony… Sony wants Homecoming to be embraced by fans, as was the case with [Sam] Raimi’s trilogy. So far Homecoming is testing very well, scoring in the low 90s. It is tracking to open as high as $100 million.
This lines up with Robert Downey Junior’s statements that there were a lot of high scores at the test screenings that he was told about. A score in the 90s would also be fairly in-line with test screenings for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 scoring well, which translated to a good opening weekend and good legs at the box office – presuming, of course, that the views of test audiences and actual audiences line up with one another. Luckily, the first public reaction to the movie was from someone who had very good things to say about the film.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7, 2017. The film features a cast that includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Robert Downey Junior as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Zendaya Coleman as Michelle, Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Tony Revolori as “Flash” Thompson, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, Jon Favreau as Harold “Happy” Hogan, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), and Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer). Donald Glover and Tyne Daly are also part of the cast in unspecified roles. A sequel is planned for release on July 5, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter