Magazine article Screen International

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Earns $25.3M from International Debuts

Magazine article Screen International

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Earns $25.3M from International Debuts

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JULY 7 UPDATE: Web-slinger takes $10.4m in South Korea; $3.4m in UK previews; franchise record $4m in Australia.

Spider-Man: Homecoming has raced to $25.3m internationally through Thursday as Sony opens the latest iteration of its crime-fighting superhero saga this weekend in 60% of the international footprint.

South Korea has generated $10.4m since its Wednesday release. South Korea’s opening day of $3.7m was 157% ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 215% ahead of Wonder Woman, setting the record for a standard Wednesday.

The UK has grossed $3.4m in previews in two days. The film debuted on $2m in the UK, which is 4% behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and equal to Wonder Woman.

Russia debuted on Thursday on $2.3m, 114% ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 167% ahead of Wonder Woman.

Latin America produced $6.7m as a region on its opening day, including $2.2m in Brazil and $2.4m in Mexico. Brazil’s opening day of $2m was the highest all-time for July. Mexico’s $2.4m debut was 23% ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 1% above Wonder Woman.

Australia has generated $4m after two days, the highest all-time for Sony and 86% above The Amazing Spider-Man 2, while Italy debuted on Thursday on $750,000.

Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the first stand-alone Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Besides the aforementioned territories, it arrives this weekend in India through Sony Pictures Releasing International. China, France, Germany, Spain and Japan follow throughout the summer.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - the last incarnation of the webslinger that starred Andrew Garfield in the lead role - opened in early summer 2014 and went on to gross $506.1m internationally, while $708.9m worldwide was the lowest result of the entire franchise.

Sony has steered the ship for the last 15 years of Spider-Man films, however this iteration falls under the MCU after Sony and Marvel Studios agreed on a deal almost two years ago.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige is producing alongside Amy Pascal via her Pascal Pictures. Former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Pascal oversaw the franchise during her tenure at the studio. …

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