SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Tops WONDER WOMAN With $823M Worldwide; Posts Massive $70.8M Opening In China

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Tops WONDER WOMAN With $823M Worldwide; Posts Massive $70.8M Opening In China

The numbers are in and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming has just posted the third largest opening for a superhero movie ever in China with a spectacular $70.8M, which means it's now surpassed Wonder Woman!

Well, with great power comes great responsibility and it looks like this iteration of Peter Parker is more than up to the task.

Following an outstanding start in China on Friday, Spider-Man: Homecoming has swung its way to a spectacular $70.8 million weekend, which is the third-biggest opening weekend for a superhero movie ever in the Middle Kingdom. Only Avengers: Age of Ultron ($115.8M) and Captain America: Civil War ($93.6M) have performed better in their first frames. 

The studios are hoping the picture can clear $100 million in the coming weeks, but that may prove to be easier said than done as heavy competition is on the way in the form of 20th Century Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes, which hits theaters next weekend. The Hollywood Reporter predicts that despite the new releases, the Jon Watts-directed feature should easily clear that number, which would also put it past the $94.4 million total its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man 2 collected in 2014.



Overall, the Marvel/Sony co-production has earned over $823 million worldwide ($327.7M domestic, $495.3M international) and has surpassed Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman ($816.3M) to become the sixth-highest grossing movie of the year. The Tom Holland-led blockbuster can now set its sights on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863.3M) to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of the year as well as the fourth-highest grossing film overall. Certainly not a bad haul for a kid from Queens.

Amongst Spider-Man films, Homecoming is currently the second-highest grossing Spidey film ever worldwide (not accounting for inflation), finally passing both 2002's Spider-Man ($821.7M) and 2004's Spider-Man 2 ($783.8M). Domestically, it ranks fourth overall, behind all three films in the beloved Raimi trilogy, but ahead of the divisive Webb duology. It's unclear whether it will surpass Spider-Man 3 ($890.9M) as it is currently projected for a final tally in the $880 million range, but it's certainly within the realm of possibility - as is $900 million - if it continues to hold strong in China.

In other box office news, New Line and Warner Bros.' It is one of the biggest success stories of the year. The Andy Muschietti-helmed horror remake had a monstrous debut, grossing over $117 million stateside (a figure that could possibly go up past $120 million when the actuals come in tomorrow) and $62 million internationally, which brings its global sum to well past $179.1 million. 

So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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.


Spider-Man: Homecoming features:
Director: Jon Watts
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Marisa Tomei as May Parker
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes/Vulture
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
Donald Glover as Aaron Davis
Logan Marshall-Green as Jackson Brice/Shocker #1
Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz/Shocker #2
Zendaya Coleman as Michelle Jones
Laura Harrier as Liz Allan
Tony Revolori as Flash Thompson
Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds
Michael Barbieri as Jason Macendale
Kenneth Choi as Principal Morita
Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington
Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson
Isabella Amara as Sally
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Jorge
J.J. Totah as Seymour
Selenis Leyva as Ms. Warren
Abraham Attah as Abraham
Michael Mando as Mac Gargan
Garcelle Beauvais as Doris Toomes
Tyne Daly as Anne Marie Hoag
Tiffany Espensen as Cindy
Angourie Rice as Betty Brant
Michael Chernus as Phineas Mason/Tinkerer
Christopher Berry as Randy
Tunde Adebimpe as Mr. Cobbwell
Ethan Dizon as Tiny


Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters July 7

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