Spider-Man: Homecoming finished #1 at the box office with an estimated domestic gross of $117m on Sunday morning. This currently stands as the second largest opening for a Spider-Man movie narrowly sneaking past Raimi’s original 2002 movie but falling short to Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. The highly anticipated opening weekend is higher than the industry estimates of $90-$110m range though it fell just shy of the predicted $120m based on Friday’s estimates. It shoots past Sony’s modest assumption of $80m.
Given that Spidey has recouped his $175m budget and then some, everyone can rest easy. Sony’s marketing chief Josh Greenstein commented on the figures saying “everyone at Sony and Marvel are thrilled, it’s safe to say it’s a triumphant return for Spider-Man, […] It really shows the strength for this beloved character.”
Homecoming is already a resounding critical success and with a truly blockbuster opening, the web-slinging teenager shows no signs of stopping, as the movie soars through the skylines of New York and the world, will it break $1 billion? I say it does.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is out now!