Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever the other Spider-Men can do! As expected over the weekend, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ newest reboot of the comic-book franchise took over the worldwide box-office and has already become one of the biggest hits of the year.
Opening in over 4,348 cinemas, Spider-Man: Homecoming went straight into the No.1 spot at the US box office with an estimated $117million over the three-day weekend. If the estimates hold, this would be the 2nd biggest opening ever for the franchise, jumping just above the 2002-original directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.
The debut is also the 3rd biggest opening weekend of 2017, behind the $174million taken by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the $146.5million opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Indeed it sets the film up nicely for what could be a very big domestic cume with both Guardians Vol.2 and Wonder Woman both now grossing over $365million in the US.
In the international markets, Spider-Man earned around $140million to bring its worldwide opening to over $257million, thanks to a $25.8million opening in South Korea and a $11.8million opening here in the UK.
Elsewhere in the US charts, last week’s No.1 Despicable Me 3 dropped down to 2nd with around $34million which sees the fourth film in the series now sitting at around $150million in the US, with a worldwide gross standing at a huge $450million thus far. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver continues to impress with its domestic gross now standing at $57million after a 2nd weekend gross of $12.75million.
And Wonder Woman, Warner Bros and DC Comics’ huge summer tentpole, continues its ascent towards the highest-grossers of the year with another $10.1million added to its domestic cume, which stands at just under $370million – indeed, the film could soon pass Guardians Vol.2 as the biggest comic-book film of the year so far. Across the globe, the film stands at $745million.