Box office report: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into No.1

Jul 10, 2017, 00:36
Box office report: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into No.1

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" opened to a strong $117 million in the USA and Canada, according to studio estimates-the best opening for a film featuring the web-slinging teenager in a decade.

After keeping the buzz high for the past couple of weeks, Tom Holland starrer Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming finally made its way to the theatres and has already broken the records set by the franchise. Without the newly forged ties to Marvel's multi-year juggernaut, it's hard to say what the reception would look like for the latest fresh take on Spider-Man.

Much attention has been paid to the flick's successful marketing campaign, which heavily featured Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr.), who serves as Spider-Man's mentor in the film.

Among holdovers, Universal and Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 3 fell to second place with $34 million from 4,535 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $149.2 million and global tally well north of $300 million.

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Coming in at #3 is director Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, with an estimated $12.8 million from US audiences. This weekend it's expected to make $2.1 million from 941 locations. It went on to gross $335 million at home and a further $555 million overseas for a total haul of $890 million. Sony puts the budget at $175 million.

Transformers: The Last Knight rounded out the top five in its third weekend, delivering $6.3 million and pushing its domestic total to just shy of $120 million. It is now also the fourth movie to launch to over $100 million domestically this year, following "Beauty and the Beast", "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", and "Wonder Woman". The anticipated opening weekend is higher than industry estimates, which were in the $90 million to $110 million range, while the studio cautiously pegged it at $80 million. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from 392 Imax screens.

In terms of limited release fare, A Ghost Story earns an estimated $108,067 from four locations for a strong per theater average of $27,017. After he dies and returns as a white-sheeted ghost, he's unstuck from time and unable to offer his still-living spouse any comfort, now watching as she slowly begins to move on from him, prompting him to go on a journey exploring (and intertwining) memory and history and the ways they can impact us.

Overall, the summer box office stands at about $2.3 billion, or 8% lower than previous year.

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