Spider-Man: Homecoming officially hit theaters this weekend and if the box office numbers are anything to go by, the latest iteration of the superhero saga is a huge hit amongst audiences.
Spider-Man: Homecoming — which stars newcomer Tom Holland and Zendaya — was the number one box office film during its opening weekend, EW.com reports. The film bested Despicable Me 3 and Baby Driver, to rule the weekend, and that’s not it’s only accomplishment.
In addition to being number one, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film grossed an estimated $117 million (according to ComScore) for its first weekend, which is pretty darn impressive. According to EW, those earnings lands Spider-Man: Homecoming ahead of any other “new actor” playing the iconic role.
Holland’s performance blew Tobey Maguire’s 2002 debut as the legendary hero in Spider-Man ($114 million) and Andrew Garfield’s opening weekend in The Amazing Spider-Man ($62 million) out of the water. Not too shabby for a young actor from across the pond — who never actually attended a Homecoming, we might add.
The numbers for the superhero flick are clearly impressive, but which Spider-Man film is the best of them all (at least in the case of opening weekend income)? It’s Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire — which hit theaters in 2007, and grossed $151 million its opening weekend!
Which Spider-Man movie is your favorite?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now in theaters.