The student has officially surpassed the teacher at the box office. Spider-Man: Homecoming now has a larger box office total than Iron Man.
Spider-Man: Homecoming made $2.7 million over this weekend. That brings the film’s domestic total to $318.8 million, passing Iron Man’s 2008 box office total of $318 million (these numbers are not adjusted for ticket price inflation or the cost of 3D screenings).
In fairness, Iron Man may have contributed to the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film is the first Spider-Man movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Tony Stark played a significant role in it.
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has a worldwide box office total of $737 million. The film opens in China next month.
Iron Man was the film that began the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Robert Downey Jr. has played the role in two Iron Man sequels, two Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil War, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. He and Tom Holland's Spider-Man will both return for Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.
Spider-Man: Homecoming currently has an 86.4 ComicBook.com Composite Score, which is also higher than Iron Man's 84.9, and a 4.2 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating, making it the fifth most-liked comic book movie among ComicBook.com user. That places it higher than Iron Man, which sits at number sixteen with a 3.88 out of 5. Let us know how what you thought of Spider-Man: Homecoming by giving the movie your own personal ComicBook.com User Rating below.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing in theaters.