Spider-Man: Homecoming managed to swing past $100 million domestically in its opening weekend for an impressive estimated $117 million opening, although Deadline is estimating that number could vary between $116-$118 million when all is said and done.
The film officially opened at number one this weekend, well above the initial $90 million opening many predicted a month out from release. Word of mouth helped to build even more momentum for the highly anticipated film which currently has a Certified Fresh score of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Should the weekend estimates hold, Spider-Man: Homecoming's $117 million opening will mark the web-slinger's second best opening for Sony, falling only behind the highly divisive Spider-Man 3 which opened to a massive $151.1 million opening back in 2007.
#SpiderManHomecoming debuts #1 w/ huge $117M opening wknd. 2nd best for franchise after SM3. 3rd best for 2017 after Beauty & GOTG2.— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) July 9, 2017
Celebrating the film's success, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution, Josh Greenstein, couldn't help but to gush to Deadline about the film and the return of such a popular character like Spider-Man. "This is a triumphant return of Spider-Man, it’s one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all-time and an incredible win for Sony and Marvel."
Internationally, the film scored another $140 million, bringing the film's worldwide haul to $257 million. The film opened in 56 markers overseas and managed to set a new bar for the web-slinger at the international box office. Still ahead for the film are key markets that include China, Japan, France, Germany and Spain.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING delivered $140M internationally this weekend in 56 markets on 23,400 screens.— Exorcist Relations (@ERCboxoffice) July 9, 2017
In theaters now, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as Vulture, in addition to Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.