This post contains spoilers from the new movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, so beware before reading more!
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is going through superhero growing pains as Spider-Man.
Despite "Spider-Man's" monopoly on the superhero genre this weekend, "Wonder Woman" still managed to add another $3 million to its domestic cume on Friday. Also, it marks the second highest opening in Sony's history as it followed 2007 Spider-Man 3 that earned $151.1 million in total.
With its opening on July 7, the film earned a total amount of $50.5 million from 4,248 locations at the domestic box office. Peter go after the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton), and stars Zendaya as Michelle, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Laura Harrier as Liz Allan (Peter's crush), Tony Revolori as Flash, and Jacob Batalon as Peter's best friend, Ned. Without the newly forged ties to Marvel's multi-year juggernaut, it's hard to say what the reception would look like for the latest fresh take on Spider-Man.
"Homecoming" received an "A" CinemaScore from audiences and a 93% score from critics on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
In its second weekend, TriStar, MRC, Working Title, Big Talk, and Sony's "Baby Driver" is expected to pick up another $12.5 million after making off with a almost $4 million heist from 3,226 locations on Friday. From 326 North American theaters this weekend the movie should make $3.7 million. This is less than both 2015's Minions and 2013's Despicable Me 2, which saw drops of 57.4 and 47.4 percent, and earnings of $49.2 million and $43.9 million, respectively.
"We assure you that Spider-Man won't be the only hero in Oman this season". It is now also the fourth movie to launch to over $100 million domestically this year, following "Beauty and the Beast", "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", and "Wonder Woman". Earlier this summer, Universal's plans for its "Dark Universe" of monster movies got off to a rocky start with the poorly performing "The Mummy". "The silver lining is the expected continued strength of Spidey, plus 'War For The Planet of The Apes, ' 'Dunkirk, ' and 'Atomic Blonde" all in rapid succession that could fuel a much-needed late summer renaissance at the multiplex".