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

Spider-ManDeadline 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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