Ways That Spider-Man: Homecoming Sets Up Future Movies

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This is the Spider-Man movies fans have always wanted to see: hilarious, action-packed and even meaningful on occasion. Not bad at all for a Hollywood movie! A bad or so-so movie can have a blockbuster opening weekend and be considered a hit, but it's the weeks after that really determine whether the movie is a success, and those weeks are full of new possibility now.

Early box office tracking suggested an opening weekend for Homecoming of more than $90 million, while more recent reports suggest the film could top $100 million in its debut weekend. This positive word of mouth has given it an edge at the ticket window. Those numbers might seem high, but they're actually quite good - last year's largely panned "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", fell off by almost 70% in its second weekend, and then 54% the next weekend.

However, if we go by past records and considering only the Friday figures, the new Spider-Man movie has not been able to beat the opening day figures of Spider-Man 3.

Don't mess with evil Michael Keaton.   Sony
Don't mess with evil Michael Keaton. Sony

Spider-Man: Homecoming earned $15.4 million in Thursday night preview showings at the domestic box office, a stronger start than either of the two previous Spider-Man movies, and one of the best Thursday night hauls of 2017.

On the worldwide front, Korea is particularly receptive to the Tom Holland-led film with $10.4m - an opening day record.

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