Spider-Man: Homecoming swings to $257 million worldwide
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures‘ Spider-Man: Homecoming surpassed all box office expectations this weekend, earning an estimated $117 million domestically in first place! The film took in $50.86 million on Friday, an estimated $37.15 million on Saturday, and the studio is projecting $29 million for Sunday from 4,348 locations. Spider-Man: Homecoming took in $10.6 million from 392 IMAX screens domestically. The film is Sony Pictures’ second-highest opening of all time and the second-highest opening for a Spider-Man film, after Spider-Man 3‘s $151.1 million. The opening is also the highest for a non-sequel standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Internationally, Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted with $140 million in 56 markets on 23,400 screens. $7 million of that total came from 277 IMAX screens. The movie started its international rollout on Wednesday, so that puts the five-day global total for Spider-Man: Homecoming at $257 million. The international markets were led by South Korea ($25.8 million), Mexico ($12 million), the UK (11.8 million), and Brazil ($9.1 million). The markets still to come include France, Germany, Spain, Japan, and China.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Coleman, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. Made for $175 million, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 dropped to second place domestically with $34 million its second weekend, for a total of $149.2 million. Internationally, the sequel has earned $298.4 million and its global total now stands at $447.6 million. Despicable Me 3 was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon. The $80 million-budgeted film features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, and Julie Andrews.
Third place in North America went to writer/director Edgar Wright’s music-driven Baby Driver, which collected $12.8 million its second weekend, a drop of just 38% in ticket sales. Made for just $34 million, the film has already earned $56.9 million domestically and is now Wright’s all-time highest-grossing film domestically. From TriStar Pictures, MRC, Working Title, and Big Talk Pictures, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzales, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman remained in fourth place domestically with $10.1 million its sixth weekend and has earned $368.8 million (that’s higher than Man of Steel‘s $291 million, Batman v Superman‘s $330.4 million, and Suicide Squad‘s $325.1 million). Internationally, the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero movie added $6.8 million from 64 markets to bring its overseas total to $377 million and worldwide sum to $745.8 million. Made for $149 million, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.
Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight (Paramount Pictures) rounded out the top five in North America with $6.3 million its third weekend, for a total of $118.9 million. The film added $18.1 million overseas from 47 markets, to take its international total to $375.7 million, with $218.3 million of that coming from China alone. Worldwide, The Last Knight has earned $494.6 million globally. By comparison, Transformers: Age of Extinction earned $245.4 million total domestically and $858.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.104 billion. Made for $217 million, Transformers: The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Isabela Moner.
Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 dropped one spot to sixth with $5.6 million, for a total of $133.7 million after four weeks. Internationally, the third installment added $3.1 million and has earned $60 million, putting the worldwide total at $193.7 million. Next weekend, Cars 3 will open in Brazil, Korea, Spain, the UK, Japan, The Netherlands, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Argentina and Chile. Directed by Brian Fee, Cars 3 features the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Cheech Marin, and Lea DeLaria.
In limited release, David Lowery’s A Ghost Story (A24) debuted with $108,067 from just four theaters, an average of $27,017 per theater. Also, The Big Sick (Lionsgate) grossed $3.7 million from 326 theaters and has earned $6.9 million since opening in limited release on June 23.[Gallery not found]