"Though helped by a mentoring Tony Stark (Iron Man), Peter Parker is facing disaster trying to juggle schoolwork, homelife, his adventures fighting crime, and then The Vulture appears..."
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Director: Jon Watts
Writers: John Francis Daley
Jonathan M. Goldstein
Robert Downey, Jr.
Producers: Kevin Feige
Composer: Michael Giacchino
July 8, 2017: Projections are staying rosy for Spider-Man Homecoming - - internet speculation is putting the film at $120 million for its opening weekend. Currently, after one day in theaters, the movie has already piled up $50,500,000 million.
July 7, 2017: Spider-Man Homecoming is being lauded across the internet for not only its positive press, but that it might reward Sony Pictures corp. with a blockbuster level movie after a long string of disasters from that movie studio. A lot of chickens are being counted before they've hatched, but after opening late Thursday night with a $15 million take, the film is on track for a huge weekend across America.
"...a unique comic book movie"
"...It makes for a unique comic book movie, giving it a youthful voice and making young Parker’s struggles learning to fight crime a theme that mirrors his struggles with adolescence and high school.
It works because there’s an interesting mix of action, humor and angst, as Parker can’t seem to catch a break, whether he’s trying to fight small-time criminals or impress the girl he’s crushing on at school. And it works because Tom Holland manages to make Parker and Spider-Man someone we can relate to. "
"...it knows you know who Spider-Man is"
"...To start with, Homecoming does not go down the “reboot” road. It knows you know who Spider-Man is. There’s no need to go back and show his getting bit or his Uncle Ben dying, or any of the stuff that has been done to death already. We don’t even get an unnecessary flashback, and other than one line that’s nothing more than “I got bit by a spider” the movie doesn’t even discuss his origin story. Instead, we’re treated to him already established, but still new enough on the job that we can see him still struggling, learning the ropes, making mistakes and growing as a person and hero. I love a good origin story, and Spider-Man’s is one of the very best, but it wasn’t needed, so it wasn’t added."
Vulture Poster - Spider-Man Homecoming
"...the fate of the planet isn't at stake... The milieu is high school"
"This is the breeziest, most convivial Marvel movie in ages, which doesn't necessarily mean there was a burning need for it or even that it's as good as the best of the series, Sam Raimi's 2004 "Spider-Man 2." What it suggests is that Marvel executives have a talent for changing gears to keep the company's legions of fans from getting tired of one particular approach or tone.
In "Spider-Man: Homecoming," the fate of the planet isn't at stake. The villain, Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes, does his dirty work with alien technology scavenged from the rubble of an intergalactic war. But he's basically a bank robber with a chip on his shoulder working out of a chop shop.
The milieu is high school. Peter has a crush on a girl named Liz, played by Laura Harrier. He has an offbeat rapport with a charismatic nerd, played by pop icon Zendaya. And he has a pal, Ned, played by Jacob Batalon, who could be a stand-in for all those Comic-Con fanboys."
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Top Earning World Wide Superhero Films
List Updated July 17, 2017
*Currently in release in movie theatres
- The Avengers (2012 Marvel Studios) $1,511,757,910 Billion
- Avengers Age of Ultron (2015 Marvel Studios) $1.402 Billion
- Iron Man 3 (2013 Marvel Studios) $1,212,795,474 Billion
- Captain America Civil War: $1,153,294,011
- Dark Knight Rises (2012 Warners) 1,081,036,828 Billion
- The Dark Knight (2008 Warners Bros) $1,004,558,444 Billion
- Spiderman 3 (2007 Sony) $890.9 Million
- Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Warners 2016) $872,662,631
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017 Marvel-Disney) $859,305,145 Million
- Spiderman (2002 Sony) $821.7 Million
15. Wonder Woman (2017 Warners) $764,886,078 Million
33. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017 Sony) $469,370,314 Million
Original Page July 2017