Despite facing a surprisingly steep 61% drop-off in its second weekend, Spider-Man: Homecoming has continued to web-sling its way ahead of previous outings featuring Marvel's resident wall-crawler. Now, three weeks after opening in the U.S., the latest Spidey blockbuster has managed to outperform both of Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man films at the domestic box office.
Having grossed $264.9 million stateside, Spider-Man: Homecoming has officially surpassed 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, which earned a mere $262 million over the course of a 15-week domestic theatrical run. Meanwhile, the franchise-killing sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 only managed haul in $202.85 million which, considering its estimated $200 million budget, was an incredible disappointment for Sony.
While Spider-Man: Homecoming is still relatively early in its theatrical run, it still has a ways to go before it reaches its next franchise milestone. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, though largely panned by fans and critics alike, still earned a respectable $336.5 million in the U.S. And despite Homecoming's victory over the Webb reboots in the domestic market, it's still dead last in terms of worldwide box office numbers. When you factor in the overseas totals, Homecoming sits at $584.9 million, falling well below The Amazing Spider-Man 2's $709 million and The Amazing Spider-Man's $757.9 million.
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)