As of June 9, 2017, the latest cinematic adaption of the web-slinging hero, Spider-Man: Homecoming, is looking at a $117 million domestic opening with $257 million worldwide. A portion of the domestic total, $10.6 million, came from 392 IMAX screens. This is a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios, as the film cost roughly $175 million to produce. This is also Sony’s second-biggest domestic launch ever, between Spider-Man ($114 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151 million).
In Homecoming, Tom Holland plays a high school version of Peter Parker who has to prove that he is worthy of being called an Avenger. The $117 million figure is considerably more than the $80 million that Sony bosses were cautiously anticipating.
“Everyone at Sony and Marvel are thrilled. It’s safe to say it’s a triumphant return for Spider-Man,” Sony’s Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein said.
Spider-Man: Homecoming also gives Holland’s co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Michael Keaton something to be pleased about. This debut gives Downey the sixth biggest opening of his career and Keaton his biggest, beating out both of his Batman movies.
Before Homecoming, Jon Watts directed the 2014 horror movie Clown and 2015’s Cop Car. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal share production credit on the film. This is Pascal’s second major release following last summer’s Ghostbusters reboot. She also has a long list of upcoming projects including Sony’s Barbie movie, Steven Spielberg’s A-list filled The Papers, as well as future Spider-Man movies.
In addition to Holland, Keaton, and Downey, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, and Marisa Tomei.