Cha-ching! Early box office estimates say that Jon Watts‘ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Marvel’s first solo flick starring Tom Holland in the title role, is expected to skyrocket past the $100 million mark domestically its opening weekend. It’s already scored more than $50 million in its first day. That would make it the fourth film of 2017 to accomplish such a feat following “Beauty and the Beast,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Wonder Woman.” [Correction: The original version of this post referred to this happening on Friday.]
While initial estimates predicted the new Spidey movie would gross between $85 million to $110 million at the U.S. box office this weekend, our sister site Variety reports that “first-day business lifted those to the $115 million-plus range.” The film opened in 4,348 North American locations.
Fans and critics agree that “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is can’t-miss entertainment, as it’s earned a 94% critical score and a 92% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes. Meanwhile, review aggregate website Metacritic gives it a respectable 73.
In the new film, Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) continues mentoring young Peter Parker after he joined up with the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). If you haven’t yet seen “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on the big screen, be sure to watch the first four minutes right here.
Is 21-year-old Tom Holland the best film star to play Spider-Man? In our recent poll, a whopping 63% declared yes, while 22% opted for Tobey Maguire and 15% went with Andrew Garfield. Maguire starred in the first three “Spider-Man” movies (2002, 2004, 2007) while Garfield took over the scarlet uniform in “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2012 and 2014).
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