Spider-Man: Homecoming Passed Batman V Superman at Domestic Box Office

Spider-Man: Homecoming has now earned enough money stateside to pass  Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice for 50th place at the all time domestic box office. It's been a monumental summer for superheroes at the movies in North America, with Wonder Woman  raking in more than $411 million domestically to become the No. 1 film of the season, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with nearly $390 million in ticket sales.

But Diana Prince and Peter Quill weren't the only superhero characters making waves with moviegoers in the past few months: Spider-Man: Homecoming, which marked the webslinger's long-awaited solo movie debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, scaled considerable heights financially, too, and because of it is now in some pretty elite company.

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According to Box Office Mojo, the film, starring Tom Holland  as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, has now earned enough to pass BvS at the all time domestic box office. As of Tuesday, Spider-Man: Homecoming has earned $330.661 million, which pushes it past BvS for the No. 50 slot on the list. Released in 2016, BvS ended its domestic run in theaters with $330.360 million in ticket sales.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming still has a bit of catching up to do to pass the Spidey films directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire. Released in 2007, Spider-Man 3 is No. 46 on the all time domestic list with $336.530 million in ticket sales, while 2004's Spider-Man 2 is entrenched at No. 33 with a gross of $373.585 million. Meanwhile, the first film in the series, 2002's Spider-Man, is at No. 24 on the all time list with $403.706 million in domestic ticket sales.

Depending on how long Sony decides to keep the film in theaters, Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to have a legitimate shot of unseating Spider-Man 3 at the third-highest grossing film in the Spider-Man series. Released on July 7, the film has hung tough in the domestic top 10 since its release, earning $1.8 million last weekend for a ninth place finish. A lot will have to do with how many Spidey fans will want to see the film again on the big screen before its Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD release next Tuesday, September 26.

No matter the case, Marvel fans will no doubt enjoy the opportunity to reignite the Marvel-DC rivalry as Spider-Man Homecoming kicks BvS out of a prestigious spot at the domestic box office. It may not last long, however. Powered by the blockbuster momentum of Wonder Woman, Justice League is sure to light a fire both here and abroad come November 17, and the newest Spidey will be in peril of losing its top 50 slot.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

Key Release Dates
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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