Director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into theaters this weekend with a global haul of $257 million, enough to not only establish the franchise reboot as a hit but also push the Marvel Cinematic Universe past $12 billion worldwide.
That's $12 billion (and counting) from 16 films, released over a span of nine years. Of those features, four have cracked the $1-billion mark, led by The Avengers with a worldwide total of $1.5 billion. That 2012 film is followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion), Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($857.7 million).
It's worth pointing out that Spider-Man: Homecoming is already within striking distance of No. 15 in the Marvel chart, 2008's The Incredible Hulk, which ended its global run with $263.4 million.
Homecoming debuted domestically with $117 million, the second-best performance for the Spider-Man franchise, after 2007's Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million). The film rolled out on 23,400 screens in 56 markets around the globe, with China, Japan, France, Germany and Spain still to come.
In theaters now, 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.
(via Box Office Mojo)