The only two movies ahead of it are Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opened to $115.8 million, followed by Captain America: Civil War, which launched at $93.6 million.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” took an immediate and decisive leap to the top of the Chinese box office.
Right now, the film is the #2 Spider-Man film at the worldwide box office (not including inflation) and beats out Spider-Man ($821.7 million) and Spider-Man 2 ($783.8 million). The other big victor was New Line and Warner Bros.’ horror pic It, which debuted to $62 million from 46 foreign markets for a worldwide launch of $179.2 million.
Warner Bros’s and New Line’s latest release, IT, is creating havoc since it broke out yesterday and everyone is just stunned by Andy Muschietti’s fearless, brilliant and epic attempt of coming with a re-energized adaptation of Stephen King’s scary 1986 novel of the same name.
It looks like Spider-Man: Homecoming may be able to tower over Wolf Warrior 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 if it can continue the momentum.
Previous Spider-Man movies, with the exception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, were never major hits in China. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING swings to the top of the BO charts in China with an astounding $70.8M, which ranks as the 3rd biggest superhero opening of all time in the market. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ landmark partnership to share the eponymous superhero, thus allowing the latter studio to use the character in their critically-acclaimed cinematic universe, is really paying off.