“Spider-Man: Homecoming,’’ the sixth film in the blockbuster’s series, finished first in the weekend box office with a $117 million gross, cementing its place among the biggest movie franchises of all time.
The latest movie in the franchise had the third-largest opening weekend of the year so far, according to Box Office Mojo, and played in 4,348 theaters. The opening currently stands as the second-largest ever for a Spider-Man flick.
The Spider-Man franchise is the ninth-biggest of all time, according to Box Office Mojo, raking in $1.69 billion for six films. The average domestic box office take for a Spider-Man movie is $282.6 million. The first Spider-Man film in 2002, starring Tobey Maguire, did $403.7 million in domestic business.
“Spider-man: Homecoming’’ is focusing its sights on overtaking the Middle Earth movie franchise, which has grossed $1.84 billion thus far.
“Spider-man: Homecoming,’’ released by Sony Pictures and starring Tom Holland, is riding the momentum of critical acclaim and strong viewer approval as evidenced by ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. The movie website gave the film a 93% fresh rating and an audience score of 92%.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 39 movie franchises with the highest ticket price inflation-adjusted revenue. All 39 brought in $1 billion or more in ticket sales so far. We considered the highest gross revenue figures adjusted to 2017 dollars for the 186 franchises with data from Box Office Mojo. Movie counts per franchise, highest-grossing films, and individual film-revenue figures also came from Box Office Mojo. Franchises include special editions such as remastered and updated films as well as reissues.