Spider-Man: Homecoming is 2017's biggest superhero film

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

From Digital Spy

Spider-Man: Homecoming is walking away (or swinging away) from summer 2017 as the year's biggest superhero movie.

Sony and Marvel Studios' first-ever collaborative Spider-Man movie is a continuation of Tom Holland's portrayal of the wall-crawler in Captain America: Civil War. Judging by the numbers, Tom is doing well.

According to Collider, Homecoming has just passed the $874 million mark worldwide - second only in Sony's web-slinging franchise to the $890 million earned by Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man 3.

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This impressive haul makes Spider-Man: Homecoming the year's biggest superhero movie, topping even the $819 million made by Wonder Woman and the $863 million earned by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Both Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned significantly more than Spider-Man: Homecoming at the US box office, but where Spidey made up the difference is in overseas markets.

The film was particularly successful in China and South Korea, where Homecoming took in an impressive $69.2 million and $25.4 million respectively. It's no wonder that Marvel and Sony have already greenlit a sequel.

Photo credit: Marvel Comics

The studios are clearly intent on recapturing the magic of Homecoming, having recently started negotiating with original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers as well as director Jon Watts for the sequel.

Spider-Man: Homecoming releases digitally on Tuesday (September 26), while we'll next see Tom Holland when Avengers: Infinity War arrives on April 27, 2018 in the UK and on May 4, 2018 in the US.

Watch an interview with star Tom Holland below:

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