Sony & Marvel Studios Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into theaters in China this weekend and is off to a stellar start. The Jon Watts directed film webbed up a $21.6M opening day which combined with it’s Thursday night grosses bring it’s unofficial total to $23M. The opening is a third best for superhero films in the market behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. This pushes the film’s worldwide total past $770M and sets it right between the worldwide grosses of Spider-Man 2 ($783M) and The Amazing Spider-Man ($758M) making it the fourth highest-grossing Spider-Man film to date.
Homecoming is on track to likely beat the original Spider-Man ($821M) but it’s going to be an uphill battle when it comes to beating Spider-Man 3 ($891M) in order to become the highest-grossing entry in the franchise. However, the latest reboot will be a bigger success for the studio when compared to the latter as it featured a much smaller budget. Ka-ching. While the film will definitely web up a strong opening weekend in China, it might face some competition with War For The Planet Of The Apes set to open next weekend. Be sure to check back for further updates.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently in theaters and swings onto Blu-Ray on October 17th.