Weekend Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Continues Marvel Tradition of Making People Rich

Well, it looks like Sony can hold off on rebooting Spider-Man again. Over the weekend, the studio’s latest reinvention, Spider-Man: Homecoming, debuted to deservedly auspicious numbers. The superhero movie came in at number one, bringing in an estimated $117 million since its Thursday night previews. Compared to the various Spider-Men that have come before, that put the film’s opening behind only Spider-Man 3. Though, given the strong critical and audience reaction to Homecoming, it’s hard to think Spider-Man 3 will hold on to the top spot once Spider-Man: Winter Formal comes around.

With no other wide releases competing against Sony’s blockbuster, Despicable Me 3 fell only a spot to a second-place $34 million. Baby Driver dropped to third, Wonder Woman held on to fourth, and Transformers: The Last Knight sunk to fifth.

This weekend: it’s arachnid-boy versus armed chimp as War of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters nationwide.