Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
It’s still another two days until the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe swings into theatres, but reports are coming out projecting how much Spider-Man: Homecoming will make on its opening weekend.
Variety is reporting that Homecoming is looking at an opening weekend box office total of anywhere from $100 million to $120 million. Sony tracked the film at an incredibly conservative $80 million+ but industry insiders believe that its safe to assume that Homecoming will definitely make $100 million+. The film will be opening in 4341 North American locations with around 400 theatres showing the film in IMAX.
Should it break the $100 million mark, the film would become the fifth highest opening for a July movie behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest($135.6M), The Dark Knight ($158.4M), The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M).
When compared to other Spider-Man films, Homecoming is projected to do better than The Amazing Spider-Man ($62M), Spider-Man 2 ($88.2M), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6M) but it likely won’t out-perform Spider-Man 3 which made $151.1 million. It does however have a chance to out-gross the original 2002 Spider-Man film which made $114.8 million on its opening weekend.
With strong a strong presence on social media, and acclaim from critics and fans, Homecoming should have no problem out-grossing all previous films with the famous web crawler even when hitting theatres in the same month as War for the Planet of the Apes, Dunkirk and Despicable Me 3.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theatres on July 7, 2017.