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Weekend Estimates: Spider-Man Comes Home to $117 Million Weekend

July 9th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

A $117 million opening weekend is pretty much all Sony could ask for from Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s the second-best debut for the Spider-Man franchise, if you ignore the effects of inflation, and makes it almost certain that the franchise will break its unfortunate streak of earning less at the domestic box office with every new outing. With, reportedly, a more constrained budget—this is the least expensive Spider-Man film, adjusted for inflation—profitability looks assured, and Sony’s partnership with Disney looks as though it’s paying off.

The film is also looking strong overseas, with $140 million estimated for its first weekend internationally, including $25.8 million in Korea. With China yet to come, prospects look good. By way of comparison The Amazing Spider-Man opened with $127 million internationally in 2012, and Spider-Man 3 debuted with $177 million from several more territories (75, compared to Homecoming’s 56). Staggered international rollouts for the other films in the franchise make comparisons with them difficult, but based on The Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 3’s performance, an international total around $500 million and global haul of $800 million looks like a safe bet. Big business in China could boost that considerably.

Back home, Despicable Me 3 will be down 53% this weekend to approximately $34 million, and $149 million in total after two weekends. It opened with a massive $66 million in China this weekend too, a record for an animated film over there, and it basically tied with Spider-Man internationally with $139 million for the weekend and $298.4 million in total so far.

Baby Driver will be off just 38% in its second weekend, and good word of mouth has propelled it to $56.9 million so far. Wonder Woman completes the top 4 with a decline of 36% in its sixth weekend. It has $368.75 million domestically now, and has a final total of $400 million in its sights.

Two expanding films are worth noting. The Big Sick is expected to pick up around $3.6 million from 326 theaters and moves into the top 10 for the first time. The Little Hours will earn a projected $193,750 from 37 locations in its second weekend, and will continue to expand.

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