Marvel and Sony’s latest film has earned them well. Over its opening weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming earned $117 million, crushing previous estimates which placed the movie’s gross at roughly $80-$110 million. Worldwide, the film has earned around $250 million.
The movie, which took $175 million to produce, sat at #1 all weekend long at the box office, therefore topping Universal’s Despicable Me 3 and Sony/Tristar’s latest flick Baby Driver which both sat at #2 and #3, respectively.
Spider-Man: Homecoming stands as the third biggest opening for any movie during 2017, falling behind Beauty and the Beast ($175 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($147 million).
This is obviously good news for Marvel and Sony. Homecoming was aiming to earn $120 million during its opening weekend, but making it $3 million short is still an impressive feat. Of course, any movie involving the Avengers in any way, shape, or form won’t be the hardest thing to achieve success with. But in the same breath, this is Spidey’s initial entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there was certainly room for failure since the iconic web-slinger is beloved by many loyal fans. Then again, we did get a preview of the character in Captain America: Civil War, so it was clear this failure wouldn’t necessarily reign supreme in the end if things stayed similar to the 2016 flick.
Homecoming takes place as 15-year-old Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, is guided through the world by his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and new mentor Tony Stark/Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr. It’s now playing in theaters.