|Spider Man Swings His Way To The Top Of The Weekend Box Office
Posted: July 9, 2017
LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) -- Another weekend, another super hero movie, and another in a seemingly endless parade of sequels. This weekend it was "Sony's Spider-Man: Homecoming" turn to don his spandex and debut with an estimated $117.0M in domestic revenue and $257.0M worldwide, according to figures compiled by comScore.
Is this really what we want from the cinema? Endless retellings of what is essentially the same shopworn story, with nearly identical characters, themes and worst of all, sequels plotted out like the ticking of a metronome into the distant future? It's certainly not what I want and explains why I haven't gone to the movies in a few years. But the kids keep going I guess so what do I know?
Last week's returning champion Universal's "Despicable Me 3" slid to #2 worldwide, adding a respectable, though estimated $173.0M to its cumulative take over the weekend.
Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" malingered at the #3 spot, adding a worldwide total of $24.4M over the weekend.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 9, are below.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming - Sony - $257.0M
2. Despicable Me 3 - Universal - $173.0M
3. Transformers: The Last Knight - Paramount Pictures - $24.4M
4. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $16.9M
5. Baby Driver - Sony - $16.6M
6. House That Never Dies II, The - Fujian Hengye Films Distribution Co.,Ltd - $14.0M
7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $11.1M
8. Cars 3 - Disney - $8.7M
9. One, The - Multiple Chinese Distributors - $8.5M
10. House, The - Warner Bros. - $6.2M
11. Mummy, The - Universal - $5.7M
12. Baywatch - Paramount Pictures - $3.9M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 9, are below.
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming - Sony - $117.0M
2. Despicable Me 3 - Universal - $34.0M
3. Baby Driver - Sony - $12.8M
4. Wonder Woman - Warner Bros. - $10.1M
5. Transformers: The Last Knight - Paramount - $6.3M
6. Cars 3 - Disney - $5.6M
7. House, The - Warner Bros. - $4.8M
8. Big Sick, The - Lionsgate - $3.6M
9. 47 Meters Down - Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures - $2.8M
10. Beguiled, The - Focus Features - $2.1M
11. Pirates Caribbean:Dead Men Tell No Tales - Disney - $1.2M
12. Mummy, The - Universal - $1.2M