UPDATE (10:26 a.m. ET): And just like that, updated figures have arrived, revealing Spider-Man: Homecoming climbed even higher, raking in $15.4 million from Thursday night screenings. Our original article continues below.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is expected to swing past projections, earning north of $13 million from Thursday night previews. Initial estimates had pegged the franchise reboot to take in $10 million from early screenings.
Deadline notes that figure could climb even higher once box-office receipts are counted this morning.
With $13 million or more, director Jon Watts' film would outpace the Thursday preview performances of such blockbusters as Deadpool ($12.7 million), Guardians of the Galaxy ($11.2 million) and Wonder Woman ($11.2 million). Homecoming would also launch out of the gate well ahead of 2007's Spider-Man 3 ($10 million), the final chapter in Sam Raimi's trilogy, and 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($8.7 million), the Marc Webb sequel that preceded the reboot.
Although Sony Pictures is predictably conservative in its estimates, calling for an $80 million domestic debut, others place Spider-Man: Homecoming on track for an opening weekend of between $100 million and $110 million. Worldwide, it's expected to rake in between $190 million and $210 million.
For comparison, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 debuted in May North American with $146.5 million, while Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman bowed last month to $103 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.