Spider-Man: Homecoming just opened in theaters, and it's already swinging into high box office numbers with a preview opening of over $13 million. The preview screening kicked off Thursday evening in 3,450 locations. The film has a stronger preview opening than previous #MCU entries Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($11.2M), Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($10.2M), and Dr. Strange ($9.4M).
Homecoming is even outperforming the Web Head's previous outings, as Spiderman 3 pulled in $10 million and Amazing Spiderman 2 saw a preview night haul of $8.7M. Homecoming even excels against the superhero competition, beating Wonder Woman ($11M) and Deadpool ($12.7M). The real test will be on Friday when Homecoming opens fully in 4,348 locations. Wonder Woman went on to make $103.2 million thanks to Gal Godt's portrayal of the feminine hero. Deadpool displayed equally maximum effort and earned an unprecedented $132.4 million as one of the first big-budget R-rated superhero films. President's Day and Valentine's Day and a strong marketing campaign helped Mr. Wilson as well.
Positive reviews have only helped #SpiderManHomecoming, with it currently being the highest-rated Spider-Man film in the series at 94 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, tied with Spiderman 2. The lowest reviewed Spidey film was the aforementioned Amazing Spiderman 2 with 52 percent rotten.
Industry trackers are projecting a $100M domestic take and up to $210M worldwide, while Sony is playing it safe and predicting an $80M haul. According to Fandango, it is already outperforming Wonder Woman at this point in the sales cycle.
Despite being new to the MCU, this is Spider-Man's third big-screen outing, and it looks like audiences are embracing him with open arms. It doesn't take Spider Sense to realize that Peter Parker will rule the box office this weekend.
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