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"Spider-Man" Saves Sony with $120 Million Weekend-Bigger than James Bond!

With its opening on July 7, the film earned a total amount of $50.5 million from 4,248 locations at the domestic box office.

Spider-Man: Homecoming has beaten out all competition for the No. 1 spot this box office weekend - all in a weekend's work for a family friendly neighborhood Spider-Man movie. I mean, he isn't even called "Scorpion" in the movie. (Pascal has since turned to producing, including this and future "Spider-Man" installments.) Box-office disappointments like the Dan Brown adaptation "Inferno", Ang Lee's high-frame-rate gambit "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" and the cultural flashpoint "Ghostbusters" have dotted its lineup.

Well, this weekend Sony gained two new heart throbs.

Acclaimed action-musical Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort and Jon Hamm, parked in third with $12.8 million. It's also the second-largest opening weekend ever for a Sony picture.

Weekend box office: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into the top spot

This is yet another Marvel movie release that has managed to capture the approval of critics and audience members - something the DC Extended Universe could not claim until this summer with "Wonder Woman". That makes "Homecoming" also the second-highest opening for a "Spider-Man" movie, falling just short of "Spider-Man 3's" then-record breaking $151.1 million debut back in 2007. "Spider-Man" is one of three major summer hits thus far, following the Marvel-Disney sequel "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" and the Warner Bros.

Yogesh Shah, general manager of Khimji Ramdas Restaurant Division, said, "We are constantly looking at ways to amaze our customers and the "All-In-One Box" in addition to being a treat with its innovative Spider-Man packaging and gifts, is also created to deliver big on taste, variety, value, ample portions and unbelievable pricing". "It's safe to say it's a triumphant return for Spider-Man".

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. In the latest franchise entry, Gru and the crew reunite with his long-lost twin brother Dru (also voiced by Steve Carell) as they team up and take on Balthazar Bratt, a former '80s star who is looking to get revenge against the world. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.


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