MAN: HOMECOMING Swings $40.7m From Thursday Debut

09 July, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Courtney Perry
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   HOMESPUN Tom Holland takes the superhero back to his roots

Based on the $50.5 million Friday performance, analysts expect "Spider-Man: Homecoming" to generate upwards of $120 million this weekend. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now holds the record for the highest Thursday night gross with $17 million, followed closely by Beauty and the Beast, which earned $16.3 million from its Thursday night showings. Not only has it tied with two other superhero movies on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has also nabbed an A CinemaScore grade. Oppo's brand director Will Yang said, "Association with such youth-centric properties has been Oppo's focus area to reach its target audience and make space for the brand in each of our consumers' heart". Not only because Peter Parker is such a major presence in the Marvel universe, but because of the hefty work done in Spider-Man: Homecoming to set up future developments.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts, with young British star Tom Holland playing the iconic comic book hero (Holland first made his debut as the web slinger a year ago in Disney/Marvel's Captain America: Civil War).Michael Keaton stars as the villain Vulture in Homecoming, with Robert Downey Jr. appearing as Iron Man. Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly also star. The film opened in 4,348 North American locations.

     IN A FLAP Michael Keaton plays The Vulture
SONY IN A FLAP Michael Keaton plays The Vulture

Deadline cites demographic figures from PostTrak with Spider-Man: Homecoming numbers breaking down to 63% man and 37% women, with 53% of the people polled over the age of 25. Globally, the pic jumped the $300 million mark on Friday after debuting to $20.1 million in China, the biggest opening day of all time for an animated title.

"Baby Driver" followed at #3 with $3.9 million, while "Wonder Woman" (#4, $2.9 million) and "Transformers: The Last Knight" (#5, $1.8 million) completed the Top 5.



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