Michael Mando Teases The Scorpion From Spider-Man: Homecoming
Jul 10 2017
The final film for Maguire, "Spider-Man 3", holds the box office record among those five as its first weekend takings topped $150 million domestically.
Overseas, it took in $140 million from 56 markets, more than any prior "Spider-Man" film in the same set of countries.
Nonetheless, Homecoming has one of the stronger opening weekends compared to the rest of the Spider-Man films, including the well-received Spider-Man 2 (A- on Cinemascore) which earned $88 million its first week out, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million).
Despite the reliability of superhero movies at the box office, "Homecoming" could have been seen as a big bet for all parties involved. The pic, directed by Jon Watts, also stars Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly also star. "Spider-Man" is one of three major summer hits thus far, following the Marvel-Disney sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" and the Warner Bros.
In terms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Homecoming enjoyed the seventh biggest opening behind Iron Man 2 on $128.1 million.
"Homecoming" is landing a $120 million weekend. No way was Sony ever going to give up on Spider-Man. That's a great start for Sony's second reboot, but it's still not enough to unseat the wall-crawler's top opener to date: Spider-Man 3 (2007), with $151.1 million.
Among other films in wide release this weekend, "Despicable Me 3" earned $37 million in its second weekend while "Baby Driver" rode off with $13 million in its sophomore frame.
"Baby Driver" was third with $12.7 million in its second weekend of release.
Transformers: The Last Knight rounded out the top five in its third weekend, delivering $6.3 million and pushing its domestic total to just shy of $120 million.
At the specialty box office, Michael Showalter's The Big Sick continued to impress, moving into the top 10 as it expanded into 326 theaters. The DC Extended Universe movie continues its streak with another gentle 35.5 percent drop as it brings in an estimated $10.1 million, for a total domestic haul of $368.8 million (cementing its position as, domestically, the highest grossing DCEU movie) and a worldwide total of $745.8 million.