Spider-Man: Homecoming opened on Friday, and it was a big hit, though it did not set a new opening-weekend record for the series. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film pulled in $117 million in the US, which was in line with estimates, but it's below the $151 million that 2007's Spider-Man 3 made.
Still, it was a big showing for Tom Holland's debut as Spider-Man in a standalone film (he had a small part in Captain America: Civil War). Homecoming's opening weekend domestic figures are above The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million), Wonder Woman ($103 million), Logan ($88 million), and Doctor Strange ($85 million).
In terms of its international performance, Homecoming made $140 million from foreign markets, boosting its global haul to $257 million after just one weekend.
Homecoming also stars Michael Keaton as the villain, Vulture, and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. GameSpot's Randolph Ramsay said in his review, "Spider-Man: Homecoming gets everything right about this beloved Marvel character, which after the Batman and Robin-like awfulness of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, comes as a huge relief."
Rounding out the top five movies at the US box office this weekend were Despicable Me 3 ($34 million), Baby Driver ($12.7 million), Wonder Woman ($10.1 million), and Transformers: The Last Knight ($6.3 million).
The July 7-9 US box office figures follow below, as rounded up and compiled by EW.
- Spider-Man: Homecoming – $117 million
- Despicable Me 3 – $34 million
- Baby Driver – $12.7 million
- Wonder Woman – $10.1 million
- Transformers: The Last Knight – $6.3 million
- Cars 3 – $5.6 million
- The House – $4.8 million
- The Big Sick – $3.7 million
- 47 Meters Down – $2.8 million
- The Beguiled – $2.1 million
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