Homecoming brings Spider-Man home to Marvel and the top of the box office

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Spider-Man: Homecoming made an impact at the box office, bringing the wall-crawler back to critical and commercial glory following a series of missteps. Here’s what went down:

The first Marvel/Sony collaboration, Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in an estimated $118 million, which would make it the second highest debut for a Spider-Man film after Spider-Man 3’s $151.1 million back in 2007. That film, though, was a critical bust, while this newest one has received some of the best reviews for a superhero film.

I literally just walked out of it and I can tell you, I sat there with a grin on my face for nearly the entire run time. Tom Holland is great as Peter Parker, who skews younger here than in any other incarnation. Meanwhile, as The Vulture, Michael Keaton, is, alongside Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2, one of the greatest incarnations of a villain in any Spidey film. Being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe allows for some great jokes and cameo performances from familiar faces, but this is still a film that rests on the shoulders of the main character, not to mention the young crop of actors that do help deliver the John Hughes vibe that had been mooted for Spider-Man: Homecoming. A win for everyone involved, along with fans.

As for the rest of the top five, Despicable Me 3 fell to second place with $34 million, bringing its two week total to a respectable $149 million. Baby Driver was in third place with $12.75 million, while Wonder Woman was in fourth with $10.1 million. Transformers: The Last Knight closed things out in fifth place with $6.3 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Spider-Man: Homecoming – $120 million
2) Despicable Me 3 – $35 million
3) Baby Driver – $12 million
4) Wonder Woman – $9.5 million
5) Transformers: The Last Night – $8 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Spider-Man: Homecoming – $118 million
2) Despicable Me 3 – $34 million
3) Baby Driver – $12.75 million
4) Wonder Woman – $10.1 million
5) Transformers: The Last Night – $6.3 million

Next weekend sees the release of War for the Planet of the Apes. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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