Jul 13

Welcome Home – Spider-Man Homecoming is your Box Office Champ

Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming fell just a bit shy of the $120 million mark it was looking like it would hit after last weeks estimates, but nevertheless the webslinger still delivered a stellar opening, delivering the third largest opening weekend of the year so far. Additionally, Lionsgate and Amazon’s The Big Sick delivered strong numbers in its moderate expansion ahead of next weekend’s wide release.

Playing in 4,348 theaters, Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming finished #1 at the box office with an estimated $117 million. The opening currently stands as the second largest opening ever for a Spider-Man feature (not adjusted for inflation), narrowly edging out Sam Raimi‘s 2002 original. Also, without adjusting for inflation, this is the largest opening for a single character intro into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, topping the $98.6 million brought in by Iron Man back in 2008.

Spider-Man‘s opening is the third largest of the year, finishing between the $146.5 million opening for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman‘s $103.2 million debut. Of those films Guardians topped $385 million this weekend and after this weekend it looks inevitable Wonder Woman will pass Guardians over the coming weeks, all virtually guaranteeing Spider-Man is also looking at an incredibly strong domestic run.

Internationally, Spider-Man debuted in approximately 60% of the overseas marketplace, delivering an estimated $140 million from 56 total markets and a global opening totaling $257 million. Highlights include a $25.8 million five-day opening in South Korea, a $12 million opening in Mexico, an $11.8 million five-day take in the UK, $9.1 million in Brazil, $7.8m in Russia, Australia saw a $7.6 million opening, India saw a $6.5 million debut and Italy delivered $3.1 million. Upcoming markets include openings in France, Germany, Spain, Japan and China.