Spider-Man: Homecoming has swung to a $117 million domestic opening weekend, outpacing most early predictions and landing the third highest opening of 2017!
Homecoming’s huge weekend haul makes it the second highest opening for a Spider-Man film, second only to Spider-Man 3’s $151 million opening in 2007. It is also the best opening film in a Spider-Man series outgrossing Spider-Man ($114 million), and The Amazing Spider-Man ($62 million).
Possibly the most impressive box office feat is that Spider-Man: Homecoming now holds the largest opening weekend for a new solo franchise film in the MCU, topping Iron Man ($98 million), GotG ($94 Million), and Marvel’s last solo entry Dr. Strange ($85 million). This is great news for one of the leading franchise going into Phase 4, especially considering this is the third attempt at Spider-Man in the last 15 years.
Homecoming will run into heavy competition over the next few weeks, including War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk, but being a highly praised, all ages summer option, it should have no issue topping $300 million during its domestic run.
Check out our full review of Spider-Man: Homecoming on Episode #80 of The Nerd Room Podcast.
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