Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a box office any size, catches moviegoers just like flies. Look Out! Here comes the Spider-Man.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the latest reboot starring the friendly neighborhood web-slinger, brought in an estimated $117 million for its North American opening this weekend.
The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, was co-produced by Sony and Marvel Studios. That allows the hero to be a part of Disney’s ( ) Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.
The domestic debut is Sony’s second-highest opening ever and the second-biggest opening for a Spider-Man film behind 2007’s “Spider-Man 3.”
Overall, the film nabbed $257 million around the world this weekend.
The big box office numbers are a win for Sony, Marvel and Spidey himself. Spider-Man is Sony’s biggest franchise, and Marvel Studios is looking toward a future where Spider-Man is its potential star.
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SOURCE: CNN Money – Frank Pallotta