Spider-Man: Homecoming is already off to an excellent start at the box office. While some (myself included) were concerned that the movie might be confusing to non-fans who didn’t follow that this was a reboot and not a continuation of the Amazing Spider-Man movies, those concerns turned out to be unfounded. THR reports that the movie has already earned $15.4 million from Thursday night screenings, and it’s well on its way to grossing over $100 million for the weekend.
Since Thursday screenings became a thing back in 2012, the Marvel movies have done pretty well on opening night. However, if you consider Spider-Man: Homecoming the character’s debut, it’s the best debut showing in Marvel’s history (that being said, neither Ant-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, or Doctor Strange had the benefit of appearing in a movie the size of Captain America: Civil War before their solo features).
Per THR, Homecoming “opened in 3,450 theaters Thursday night, and will expand into a total of 4,341 locations Friday, including 392 Imax cinemas and 601 premium large-format screens.” Its $15.4 million Thursday night opening makes it the third-highest opener of the year behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($17 million) and Beauty and the Beast ($16.3 million).
To see how Spider-Man: Homecoming compares to other MCU Thursday night openings since 2013, check out the list below.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $17 Million
- Doctor Strange – $9.4 Million
- Captain America: Civil War – $25 Million
- Ant-Man – $6.4 Million
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – $27.6 Million
- Guardians of the Galaxy – $11.2 Million
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $10.2 Million
- Thor: The Dark World – $7.1 Million
- Iron Man 3 – $15.6 Million
For more on Spider-Man: Homecoming, click on the links below:
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review: The Joy of Being Spider-Man
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: How Much of a Game Changer Is the Ending?
- ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Let’s Talk about Those Great Post-Credits Scenes
- Marvel and Sony ‘Spider-Man’ Rights Explained: What’s MCU and What’s Not?