Spiderman: Homecoming becomes 2017’s highest grossing superhero film
Spiderman’s first solo film debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spiderman: Homecoming, has become the highest grossing superhero film of 2017 so far.
Beating Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s previously first place global revenue figure of $863.4m by $11.1m (according to Box Office Mojo), Jon Watts’ efforts for the web-slinging hero also ranks as the second highest grossing Spidey film to date.
The film, which stars Tom Holland as the eponymous hero, only achieved $331.8m domestically, placing it fourth in the Spidey rankings behind Sam Raimi’s trilogy, but due to the movie’s release in China, that figure was more than doubled.
Plans for Homecoming 2 to be released in July 2019 have been announced and the conclusion to the character’s main five-part story arc, which saw appearances in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and will see a part in the untitled Avengers 4, is set to also be a critical and commercial success.
Although, with Thor: Ragnorak and Justice League still to be released this year, Spiderman: Homecoming may lose its title of 2017’s highest grossing superhero film quicker than Peter Parker can sense danger.