"Spider-Man" Saves Sony with $120 Million Weekend-Bigger than James Bond!

Marisa Tomei

This is her second major release following last summer's "Ghostbusters" reboot, but she also has a hand in a long list of upcoming projects including Sony's "Barbie" movie, Steven Spielberg's A-list-studded "The Papers", and future "Spider-Man" movies. Tom Holland made a brief appearance as Spider-man before his standalone film in Captain America: Civil War as an ally to Iron Man's faction.

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.

Spidey's sticky fingers prised the top spot from last week's No. 1, Despicable Me 3, which took $34 million to come in at No. 2. That included an official four-day weekend of $115.8 million, or $165 million when adjusted.

While it certainly helps to have someone like Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) to offer guidance, I would say the franchise would be primed to introduce the Kingpin, played brilliantly by Vincent D'Onofrio on Daredevil into the fold.

As for the character, "Homecoming" shows that even though Holland is the third Spider-Man in 15 years, audiences will still line up for the hero's adventures.

Really, the message of Homecoming's first weekend box office is: Spidey is back. "Homecoming" now has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore. The movie also fared well internationally, earning $14 million from a few big markets, bringing the worldwide box office total to $70.9 million in only its second week in theaters.

Coming in at #3 is director Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, with an estimated $12.8 million from US audiences.

At the specialty box office, Michael Showalter's The Big Sick continued to impress, moving into the top 10 as it expanded into 326 theaters. This weekend it's expected to make $2.1 million from 941 locations. "Wonder Woman" continues to hold on with $10.1 million in its sixth weekend, and "Transformers: The Last Knight" should round out the top five with $6.3 million. 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".

"We assure you that Spider-Man won't be the only hero in Oman this season".



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