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Box Office Roundup: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Swings into Another Success Story for Marvel

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JULY 7 - JULY 9, 2017

1.-Spider-Man: Homecoming (Opening) - $117.0M

2.-Despicable Me 3 (2nd) - $33.9M

3.-Baby Driver (2nd) - $12.7M

4.-Wonder Woman (6th) - $10.1M

5.-Transformers: The Last Knight (3rd) - $6.3M

6.-Cars 3 (4th) - $5.6M

7.-The House (2nd) - $4.8M

8.-The Big Sick (3rd) - $3.6M

9.-47 Meters Down (4th) - $2.8M

10.-The Beguiled (3rd) - $2.0M

Also opening:

  • A Ghost Story - $108.0k ($27k avg)

     

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THE GOOD

Finally, the #1 of the weekend is good news. Tom Holland (with a dose of Tony Stark, lest the marketing has us forget) is winning over fans and putting butts into seats for Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film had the best opening for the web-slinger besides Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 ten years ago––even a couple million higher than the record-breaking first film (although this is less impressive when adjusted for inflation). The $117M opening is the third largest of the year behind Beauty and the Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Baby Driver is holding strong, experiencing only a slight drop. It fell only 38% this weekend and has made $56M so far with an additional $14M worldwide. It’s looking good to hit $100M. Champagne for Edgar Wright either way!

 

 

THE WONDERFUL

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Hey, it’s a pretty great week with not many notable severe cases (that we didn’t know of already). Time to bring up Wonder Woman again which on its 6th week continues to make more than newer films and has yet to dip into the single-digit millions. It’s up to $368M domestically which puts it over Deadpool, Spider-Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy and in the top 10 superhero movies of all-time.

The success of The Big Sick is also pretty fantastic. Boasting a small expansion to 300+ theaters and a healthy theater average of $11k, things are still looking good for Kumail Nanjiani’s personal project. It’s only made a modest $7M so far (good for a Sundance film, not quite ripe for Apatow) but it’s relatively great. It’s around the same amount The Beguiled has made, and that had a wider release already.

THE UGLY

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Skipping bad to dip into ugly. Transformers: The Last Knight falls 60% and makes less than $10M on its third weekend––unheard of for the franchise. In fact, only the last outing, Age of Extinction made less than $20M on its third weekend. It’s up to $118M so far, but close to $500M worldwide. Internationally the series remains unhindered.