Some fans were a little worried that Spider-Man: Homecoming getting a delayed release in China (due to falling under the return of their dreaded Summer blackout of foreign films) would affect its box office returns, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at all as the web-head and his pal Iron Man scored a splendid $23M opening day.
Marvel and Sony’s gambit to put the friendly neighborhood superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is clearly paying off. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man: Homecoming scored $1M in Thursday night previews in China and a $22M total for Friday proper, meaning that the film is on its way to becoming the most successful Spider-Man movie in the Middle Kingdom. It accounted for 52% of the tickets sold for the entire day, and it’s currently on track for an opening weekend above the $60M range, which by itself is a greater total than any of the Sam Raimi movies or the first The Amazing Spider-Man made in their entire lifetimes at that particular market.
That projected total would also be above the Chinese opening weekend total for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which made $56.38M on the opening weekend and was released before the standard Thursday/Friday window. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 went on to gross $94.4M in China over its entire lifetime, which is a figure that Spider-Man: Homecoming should easily pass at the current rate. Should it make above $100M, the global total for Homecoming will end up smack-dab in the middle between Raimi’s first ($821.7M) and third ($890.9M) films, decidedly reversing the diminishing returns that the series has faced since the first reboot.
In other news, Dunkirk fell to second place with a $1.5M daily total, bringing the eight-day total for the film up to $42.6M.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is playing in theaters. 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, Donald Glover as Aaron Davis, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes (Vulture), Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz (Shocker), Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason (Tinkerer), and Michael Mando as Mac Gargan.
Spider-Man will also be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 respectively. A second Spider-Man movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set for release on July 5, 2019, with a third standalone movie planned beyond that.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Every ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Villain Ranked From Best To Worst
Spider-Man has the most impressive array of villains of any Marvel superhero. Every one of them stands out on both a visual standpoint as well as their distinctiveness. Now that there are six standalone cinematic outings for Spidey, we have an opportunity to reflect on all of the villains that the webhead has fought against on the big screen.
This list will rank each of the Spider-Man villains as portrayed in all six movies, including Spider-Man: Homecoming. We will be exploring both the high points and low points they brought to the big screen legacy of Spidey. Click “Next” to get started.
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