Ways That Spider-Man: Homecoming Sets Up Future Movies

Stan Lee disses Marvel

The studio, which had sole responsibility in guiding the first five films, brought on Disney's Marvel Studios as producing partner this time with ambitions of making a new series of movies that are members of the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, though numerous finer points of the studio's deal with Sony have yet to come to light, it does seem like he's here to stay.

As well as telling a complete, thrilling story, Homecoming does a great line in sowing the seeds for things to be picked up further down the road.

Sony's biggest opening ever was the 3rd "Spider Man" movie in 2007 with $136 million.

It also bests the opening day marks delivered by 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man" and 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", as well as those of 2002's "Spider-Man" and 2004's "Spider-Man 2". But the number that may mean more to film's shelf life is "94" - the film's current score on Rotten Tomatoes.

While initial estimates predicted the new Spidey movie would gross between $85 million to $110 million at the US box office this weekend, our sister site Variety reports that "first-day business lifted those to the $115 million-plus range".

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver - another win for Sony - Wonder Woman and Transformers: The Last Knight will round out the top five.

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