Monday Morning Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming Snags Second Highest Spidey Debut

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I think it’s safe to say that Sony is back in business with Spider-Man after Spider-Man: Homecoming overcame the lacklustre reception of The Amazing Spider-Man series to hit the second highest opening weekend for a Spider-Man movie ever. The Marvel co-production earned $117 million, which is slightly more than the original Spider-Man made back in 2002, but still a ways off from Spider-Man 3‘s massive $151 million haul in 2007. That also puts it in the upper echelon of Marvel opening weekends, no doubt thanks in large part to the involvement of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. In second place, Despicable Me 3 added another $34 million, bringing its worldwide total to a very robust $447 million, while Baby Driver was in third with a strong $12.75 million second weekend. Wonder Woman and Transformers: The Last Knight rounded out the top 5. The biggest story of the weekend, however, would seem to be The Big Sick, which earned $3.65 million from just 326 theaters. It could very well end up being the breakout hit of the summer (if Baby Driver isn’t already that) when it goes wide next weekend.

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming — $117M
2. Despicable Me 3 — $34M
3. Baby Driver — $12.8M
4. Wonder Woman — $10.1M
5. Transformers: The Last Knight — $6.3M
6. Cars 3 — $5.6M
7. The House — $4.8M
8. The Big Sick — $3.7M
9. 47 Meters Down — $2.8M
10. The Beguiled — $2.1M

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  • Hank

    I am really curious about the deal between Marvel and Sony, particularly the profit sharing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened with 91 million. So while this is more, I am curious if the deal they reached actually nets them less money than ASM2.

  • 1138sw

    I really liked this Spidey movie! Keaton and Holland really made the movie fun and enjoyable! Plus it really felt like a spidey movie similar the first Two Raimi movies…Holland’s version had more humor and less angst but overall definitely reminiscent of Raimi.

    Marvel’s influence was all over this movie….and that’s a good think for I really don’t need Sony stumbling around with spidey anymore.

    Now if we can only get X-men and FF over to Marvel…..

  • Darryl Bowen

    Sony gets all the box office money while Marvel gets the money from merchandise

  • Hank

    Ok thanks, good to know!