“Spider-Man: Homecoming” came out this past weekend to critical acclaim. It also performed well at the US box office, earning $US117 million in its opening weekend.
But despite the anticipation for Spider-Man’s first solo entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” didn’t win the title of best opening weekend for a Spider-Man movie, according to Box Office Mojo.
And it didn’t even get close.
That said, the latest movie is the runner-up for Spider-Man opening weekends, narrowly beating out the first one in 2002.
It might be surprising to hear how the Spider-Man movies stack up for opening box office weekends. The one holding the record for the best opening weekend is the worst Spider-Man movie, and the most emo one: “Spider-Man 3,” which earned $US151 million.
Considering terrible reviews from critics and audiences, that’s quite surprising. But the very, very excellent “Spider-Man 2” (seriously, it is so good) probably built a lot of hype for people to see the next instalment as soon as it came out. However, “Spider-Man 2” had the second lowest opening weekend turnout at $US88 million.
“The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, had the lowest at $US62 million.
Here’s how they all stack up: