Before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released, Box Office Pro predicted that Marvel's newest film would earn $150M at the North American box office during its debut weekend. They pretty much pegged the tail on the donkey, as it actually earned $146.5M.
As for the next Marvel film, they forecast a spectacular opening weekend for Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to them, the sixth Spider-Man film should open with $135M, making it the second highest-opening in the Sony-produced franchise.
And with some additional hype that could be generated from exceptional reviews and strong word-of-mouth from audiences, Homecoming could conceivably swing past 2007's Spider-Man 3, which holds the top spot with a massive $151M debut weekend.
Either way, it will easily outperform The Amazing Spider-Man film series directed by Marc Webb and led by Andrew Garfiled. The 2012 reboot has the worst franchise opening, managing to scrap together $61M. Its 2014 sequel performed much better than its predecessor, earning $91.6M out of the gate.
- Spider-Man 3 - $151,116,516
- Spider-Man - $114,844,116
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $91,608,337
- Spider-Man 2 - $88,156,227
- The Amazing Spider-Man - $62,004,688
Additionally, Box Office Pro believes Homecoming is looking at a domestic total of $325M. That would only be fourth-best for the franchise. Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man movie is still the champ with $403.7M, followed by his sequels: Spider-Man 2 ($373.5M), Spider-Man 3 ($336,5M).
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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 features Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, and Marisa Tomei.
The film is being directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car), based on a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (Vacation reboot) and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017.
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