Your Friendly Neighborhood 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Dominates the Box Office

Posted July 11, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have definitive proof that Spider-Man: Homecoming would be even better if one of the zillion new things Peter Parker's teched-up Spidey suit could do was summon a giant transforming mecha.

The well-received "Homecoming" kicks off the third "Spider-Man" iteration in the last 15 years, and second reboot since 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man", with Andrew Garfield. That film took in $151 million when it opened and went on to a $336 million total.

These numbers prove the Marvel Cinematic Universe now has a new superstar, with Spidey joining Iron Man, Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the superhero heap.

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Number two at the box office this past weekend is "Despicable Me 3", with $34 million, followed by "Baby Driver", "Wonder Woman" and "Transformers: The Last Knight". Sony managed distribution and marketing, while Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios handled the creative side.

What Homecoming also does right is show Peter Parker as the vulnerable, approval-seeking, good Samaritan that he is. Could any other movie have competed with the hero anyway? These two movies will deal with the Avengers taking on the threat of the cosmic villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) and Spider-Man will be in this fight.

"We've seen that origin story before", Watts told Reuters.

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"They wanted to give a different perspective on this world of superheroes, like a regular guy's perspective, that was one of the things that made Spider-Man so special", Watts said.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hit theaters this past weekend, and it's safe to say that the film is a success both commercially and critically.

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