Michael Mando Teases The Scorpion From Spider-Man: Homecoming

Michael Mando Teases The Scorpion From Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Spider-Man: Homecoming swung past expectations, opening with an estimated $117 million in North America to snare the top spot at the weekend box office by a massive margin.

"Homecoming" was one of the biggest tests yet for the notion that domestic moviegoers are growing tired of sequels and reboots and suffering so-called "franchise fatigue".

The film kicks off the third Spider-Man iteration in the last 15 years, following The Amazing Spider-Man, which starred Andrew Garfield.

Tom Holland is Marvel's newest superhero in "Spider-Man: Homecoming".

Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever.

Sony also, for the first time, partnered with Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios to produce the film and rope "Homecoming" into Marvel's wider cinematic universe.

While it certainly helps to have someone like Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) to offer guidance, I would say the franchise would be primed to introduce the Kingpin, played brilliantly by Vincent D'Onofrio on Daredevil into the fold.

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"Homecoming" is landing a $120 million weekend.

"It's a triumphant return for Spider-Man", said Josh Greenstein, Sony Pictures' president of worldwide marketing and distribution. As audience fatigue has impacted previously reliable franchises like "Transformers" and even "Despicable Me", the one thing that this summer has proved is that the domestic audience is not yet burnt out on superheroes.

Well, this weekend Sony gained two new heart throbs.

In its second weekend, TriStar, MRC, Working Title, Big Talk, and Sony's "Baby Driver" is expected to pick up another $12.5 million after making off with a almost $4 million heist from 3,226 locations on Friday. Also, it marks the second highest opening in Sony's history as it followed 2007 Spider-Man 3 that earned $151.1 million in total.

As good as the news was for Sony, the weekend's results also proved a modern-day movie maxim: No one does franchise-building better than Marvel.

Homecoming's ranking in the Spider-Man pantheon changes when adjusting for inflation.

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".

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