In past years, superhero films brought in hundreds of millions at the box office, but did so while often being panned by critics.
Spider-Man: Homecoming earned $15.4 million in Thursday night preview showings at the domestic box office, a stronger start than either of the two previous Spider-Man movies, and one of the best Thursday night hauls of 2017.
Sridevi-starrer Mom is staring at a crushing defeat by the hands of Hollywood superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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Homecoming is opening ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - adjusted for inflation or not - but won't match the first three pics when adjusting numbers for inflation.
While initial estimates predicted the new Spidey movie would gross between $85 million to $110 million at the US box office this weekend, our sister site Variety reports that "first-day business lifted those to the $115 million-plus range". THe film is on track to become Sony's second-highest opening of all time and the second-highest opening for a Spider-Man film, after Spider-Man 3. The tally more than quadruples that of the day's #2 film. The film opened in 4,348 North American locations.
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver - another win for Sony - Wonder Woman and Transformers: The Last Knight will round out the top five.