‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Swinging For $90M+ Opening Weekend

Spider-Man Deadline reports the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland is currently projected to take somewhere between $90 million-$108 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office according to industry tracking which hit earlier today.

Pre-sale tickets for Spider-Man: Homecoming just became available this past Monday. The film is incredibly important as it the first solo outing for the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The return of Spider-Man to Marvel (who sold the cinematic rights to Sony in 1999) came following the second Sony Pictures iteration of the franchise which ultimately failed to resonate with a mass audience and fell apart at the studio. Sony wasn’t wasn’t ready to relinquish the rights back over to Marvel Studios but the two were able to form a deal between where Marvel would produce the solo films featuring Spidey while Sony would distribute and maintain final approval on the creative direction of the project.

Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up with Holland as Spider-Man post Captain America: Civil War as he balances his dual identity of a budding superhero and navigates the everyday life of a teenager in high school just as he goes up against his first major nemesis. A sequel has already been dated for release in the summer of 2019 with a third entry planned but the deal between Marvel and Sony expires after the Homecoming sequel.

If the film were to a break $100 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, it would set itself far ahead of other summer blockbusters this year such as Alien: Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and The Mummy, putting it somewhere between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and Wonder Woman, contingent that it beat the DCEU’s first female-led installment at $103.2 million opening.

The first Spider-Man from director Sam Raimi saw a huge opening weekend of $114.8 million in May of 2002. The film still ranks as the 9th top grossing film for the month. The franchise dipped down to an $88.1 million opening for Spider-Man 2 in June of 2004 but ultimately swung back up for a $151.1 million opening with Spider-Man 3 in May 2007. When Sony rebooted the franchise with Marc Webb at the helm, the studio saw a record low opening for Spider-Man with The Amazing Spider-Man at $62 million in its opening weekend in July of 2012. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 managed to do better, opening at $91 million in May of 2014.

As for films within the MCU, an opening weekend of $108 million for Spider-Man: Homecoming would see Spidey bump out 2008’s Iron Man for the seventh-best opening in the cinematic universe, falling behind 2010’s Iron Man 2.

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 swings into theaters on July 7, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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  • Maxi Iroh

    Iron Man looks like a main character in this movie, it should open at least in the $130M + .

  • Ruben C Barron

    Marvel didn’t “license” Spider-man to Sony, they “sold” the film rights. It wasn’t a licensing deal. They bought them outright. Marvel in turn has basically licensed him back for use in their MCU. Which is why Sony is still free to make their own movies with Spider-man if they wanted to. There are certain circumstances under which the rights would revert back to Marvel, but that’s different than an expiring licensing deal.

  • KungFuCthulhu

    I feel like they’re lowballing this projection, much like they did with Wonder Woman. The social media presence of this movie is absolutely insane and it should easily make upwards of $100M on the opening weekend.

    • Jacob McMillan

      Depends on reviews. If they’re positive it’ll be around 100 mil. If they’re middling it’ll drop

      • KungFuCthulhu

        Doubt it. TASM2 made $91M on opening weekend with middling reviews and a much smaller social media presence (which is bigger than Suicide Squad’s was at the same point in time, and that opened to $130M+ in spite of negative reviews).

        I don’t think it’ll have issues clearing $100M on opening weekend, but the question will be how much higher can it go. In any case, I get the feeling that tracking would be a lot better if Sony didn’t mess up the marketing on this.