Spider-Man: Homecoming was undoubtedly one of the summer's biggest releases. With the web-slinging superhero finally receiving his very own film in the MCU, all eyes were watching to see just how he would fare, and the film didn't disappoint.
Since its release on July 5, Spider-Man: Homecoming has dominated the box-office, while receiving acclaim from both fans and critics. But now, it has achieved an even greater level of success.
Better Than Amazing
After bringing in another $2.78 million on Wednesday, Spider-Man: Homecoming's North American earnings rose to $262.13 million — beating the $262 million domestic total of The Amazing Spider-Man.
Released back in 2012, #TheAmazingSpiderMan starred Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and was Sony's attempt to revive the franchise after Sam Raimi's film series came to an end following the negative reaction to Spider-Man 3. The reboot received some well-earned praise and brought in big global box-office numbers, the film's sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't so well received. And thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming, it will remain the lowest-grossing #SpiderMan film domestically (and likely globally).
Having conquered the domestic totals of both Amazing Spider-Man films, Homecoming will next have to overcome 2007's Spider-Man 3, which brought in $336,530,303 — the lowest domestic total of Raimi's trilogy. However, interestingly enough, that film is actually the highest grossing Spidey film of all time, thanks to a major international intervention which brought the global total to a whopping $890,871,626.
The first film in Raimi's trilogy, Spider-Man, allowed the franchise to explode on the scene back in 2002, bringing in a domestic total of $403,706,375. The follow-up, Spider-Man 2, would go on to take in $373,585,825 domestically before the third one would bring an end to the series.
With the second Spidey series's domestic totals behind it, it will be interesting to see just how many films in Sam Raimi's trilogy that Spider-Man: Homecoming can conquer. The fact that it managed to overcome both Amazing Spider-Man films so quickly is a major testament to both the film and the excitement of its fans. Moreover, it's a big financial win for the studios.
Spider-Man: Homecoming only cost $175 million to produce. That's $60 million less than The Amazing Spider-Man cost and $80 million less than The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Thus, the fact that it has already exceeded the domestic total of both films is a major victory for Marvel, and makes it far more likely that Homecoming will conquer the global totals of both as well.