Box Office: July 7-9, 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming premiered as the Number One at the box office over the weekend with $117 Million. Industry analysts projected that the film would have a good weekend in the neighborhood of $100 Million. Few pegged that the film would exceed that or receive such universal praise. It looks as though Spider-Man: Homecoming is another home run for Marvel and a return to form for Spider-Man.
Despicable Me 3 was Second this weekend at the box office with $33.9 Million for $149.1 Million so far. Worldwide, Despicable Me 3 has brought in $447.5 Million. Baby Driver was Third with $12.7 Million. Wonder Woman was Fourth with $10.1 Million for for $368.7 Million so far. Worldwide, Wonder Woman has brought in $745.7 Million. Transformers: The Last Knight was Fifth with $6.3 Million for $118.9 Million so far. Worldwide, Transformers: The Last Knight has brought in $494.6 Million. Cars 3, The House, The Big Sick, 47 Meters Down, and The Beguiled rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by the writing teams of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley, Watts and Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man alongside Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.
Next week sees the release of: War for the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, Lady Macbeth, and Blind. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: It will be a fight next weekend with Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s gross and theater count fall off and War for the Planet of the Apes entering the arena with strong reviews.
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