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‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ crosses $250 mn mark in opening weekend

M,UMBAI: ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ has proven to be a rejuvenation of sorts for Sony Pictures. It has crossed the $250 million mark in its opening weekend. What is noteworthy is that it has yet to open in China.

Meanwhile, Universal’s ‘Despicable Me 3’ is nearing the $500 million mark globally. Another piece of news is that ‘Baywatch’ has made $100 million at the global box office going strong outside the US.

comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 9 July, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “It’s a homecoming of sorts for the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise as Sony’s & Marvel Studio’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ amidst great reviews and solid social media buzz posts a terrific $257 million worldwide debut with $140 million from 56 international territories and $117 million in North America.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 9 July, are:

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $257 Million
2. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $173 Million
3. Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount Pictures – $24.4 Million
4. Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $16.9 Million
5. Baby Driver – Sony – $16.6 Million
6. House That Never Dies II, The – Fujian Hengye Films Distribution Co.,Ltd – $14 Million
7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $11.1 Million
8. Cars 3 – Disney – $8.7 Million
9. One, The – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $8.5 Million
10. The House – Warner Bros. – $6.2 Million
11. The Mummy – Universal – $5.7 Million
12. Baywatch – Paramount Pictures – $3.9 Million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 9 July, are:

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming – Sony – $117 Million
2. Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $34 Million
3. Baby Driver – Sony – $12.8 Million
4. Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $10.1 Million
5. Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount – $6.3 Million
6. Cars 3 – Disney – $5.6 Million
7. House, The – Warner Bros. – $4.8 Million
8. Big Sick, The – Lionsgate – $3.6 Million
9. 47 Meters Down – Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures – $2.8 Million
10. Beguiled, The – Focus Features – $2.1 Million
11. Pirates Caribbean:Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $1.2 Million
12. Mummy, The – Universal – $1.2 Million