With Spider-Man: Homecoming currently tearing up the box office, Marvel Studios has yet another success under its belt of blockbusters. The production company is basically printing money at this point with Sony’s third iteration of Spider-Man blowing past all projections, pleasing fans and critics left and right.
This latest success establishes the superhero shared universe as an unprecedented success, pushing the MCU’s total box office gross past $12 billion worldwide over 16 movies.
That’s an insane amount of money for a production company whose first movie came out just nine years ago.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a little different, as parent company Disney doesn’t make any money from the box office haul. The deal with Sony meant that the Spidey rights holders contracted Marvel Studios to make their movie and establish the character in their universe, with Sony keeping the profits.
However, Disney still holds merchandising rights for the character so its definitely a win-win scenario for the companies.
But the total still counts toward the cumulative total for Marvel Studios movies. Four movies have made over a billion dollars each (The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War), and Spider-Man: Homecoming has a real shot at joining that club due to the character’s immense popularity worldwide.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently sitting at about $257 million worldwide in its opening weekend and has yet to open in China, Japan, France, Germany, or Spain.
Expect that total to grow even more by the end of the year when the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now.
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A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
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