Sony Picture's Spider-Man: Homecoming finally hit theaters last night across the country. The film is opening with with Rotten Tomatoes "Certified Fresh" rating of 93%, and the buzz about the film is overwhelmingly positive. There is a lot of excitement about the film especially because it incorporates Spider-Man in the MCU, something fans have been demanding for a while. It opened last night in 3,450 locations at 7 p.m. across all U.S./Canadian time zones. So, how did it do last night?
Thanks to Deadline we have some numbers for Thursday's showings. Spider-Man: Homecoming brought in $15.4 million in previews last night. This is well ahead of such films like Wonder Woman, which brought in $11 million and Deadpool, which did $12.7 million in previews. The previous Spider-Man film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 brought in only $8.7 million for its Thursday night release.
The film will now open today at 4,348 locations today and is expected to exceed the $100 million dollars over the weekend. This is well above the $80 million dollars that Sony had originally forecast for the film. Fandango had also reported that advanced ticket sales for Spider-Man: Homecoming was higher than Wonder Woman's at the same point in their sales cycle.
Looks like this partnership between Sony and Marvel sharing Spider-Man is going to pay off big time. In a survey done also by Fandango, 89% of moviegoers were excited about this film due to the fact that Tom Holland's credibility as a high school student. It also helps to have the star power of Robert Downey Jr., who of course plays Tony Stark, and Michael Keaton as Adian Toomes. I had the opportunity to see the film last night and it is definitely the Spider-Man that fans have been waiting for. Judge it yourself by going out this weekend and seeing Spider-Man: Homecoming, and let us know your thoughts!
Spider-Man: Homecoming is playing in theaters today!
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