In another summer where big franchises aren’t always creating their predicted mark at the box office, Marvel has once again struck gold. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 already a large hit, the past weekend saw Spider-Man: Homecoming carries in large figures too for its opening.
The film, co-produced with Sony, started out to $117m of business in the US and included a further $140m outside of America. The movie’s takings sit at $257m so far, and it’s starting in the US has only been defeated in 2017 by Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman.
Box Office trackers had prediction an opening weekend ranging from $85 million to $110 million, but first-day business raised those to the $115 million-plus range. Studio reports were standing at $80 million to $90 million but were improved to near $100 million.
Spider-Man: Homecoming still has a lot of areas to start in, too, and the film has a good shot at a $750m take at least.