– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Surprise! Spider-Man: Homecoming is set to make a lot of money! Okay, that’s not exactly a huge shock, considering the iconic nature of Spider-Man. Of all the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s the only one who really needs no introduction to mainstream audiences. It’s really just been a matter HOW MUCH the film would make. Would the existence of Peter Parker in the MCU help inject new blood into this franchise? Critics (including us) seem to think so, but will it carry over to the box office?

According to Variety, it’ll pay off quite a bit. The film is projected by the outlet to make $85 million to $110 million in its opening weekend, and the studio is only projecting it around $80 million. Indeed, that’s quite the range, but I think this movie has a lot going for it, given its especially good reception from critics. As such, we wouldn’t be surprised if it hits on the higher end of things.

So, assuming the film lands above $92 million domestically, how does it fare compared to the others? Let’s have a look.

  • Spider-Man 3 – $151.1M
  • Spider-Man – $114.8M
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $91.6M
  • Spider-Man 2 – $88.1M
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – $62.0M

As you can see, hitting around $100 million or so would land the flick in third place as far as opening weekends go for the franchise. Given that we now live in a climate where we see blockbusters hit almost every weekend of the summer, that’s not a half bad performance. It’ll also help that it’s the only major tentpole film hitting this weekend.

Plus, given how strong the movie actually is, there’s a good chance it’ll hold up incredibly well in the weeks to come, with it being a lighter, more fun alternative to films like War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk, which are other PG-13 films that are set to hit in the coming weeks after Spider-Man: Homecoming

All in all, we think Sony and Disney will have a winner on their hands with this one, and unless we’re forgetting to take something big and unexpected into account, we can’t imagine this film would come away from the box office without making a hefty profit.

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.