Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming is set for a big opening weekend when it hits theaters in July.
With under two months until its premiere, Homecoming box office projections are already underway, and it’s looking like yet another #1 hit for Marvel Studios. According to Box Office Pro, Spider-Man’s first solo film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is eyeing a $135 million opening weekend stateside. While that may seem low when compared to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a film that just opened to $146 million domestically last week, it’s well above both of the Amazing Spider-Man films. Of course, we won’t have a truly good idea of how well the feature is tracking until about three weeks out from release. By then, the number can — and probably will — go up, especially if reviews help build word of mouth.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in an interesting place, though, as not only does it have Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark on its side, but it’s also the first time audiences are getting a take on Spider-Man from Marvel Studios. Those are two things sure to up the excitement for the film; however, with this being the third attempt at a Spider-Man franchise, the film also has plenty to prove. Unlike the Guardians films, which were viewed as a risk since they were lesser-known IPs at the time, Spider-Man is well known among the general public. For Marvel and Sony, the battle won’t be in introducing the character, but rather, re-introducing the character in a way that establishes itself apart from previous films.
What’ll be interesting to see is if Marvel Studios manages to secure the full rights to Spider-Man — as previously speculated by Guardians actor Dave Bautista — following the release of Homecoming
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.