Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Now The Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Of 2017

After this past weekend at the international box office, Spider-Man: Homecoming has now become the number one grossing superhero film of the year. Its gross now stands at $875 million worldwide. Wonder Woman is still the North American winner at $411 million to Spidey's $331 million, however.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Now The Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Of 2017

Homecoming was an odd film. While fans and critics enjoyed the film for the most part, hardly anyone is discussing it. It seems to have just kind of become an afterthought. I work in a comic shop, and even after opening weekend, nobody was excitedly running into the comic shop to discuss what they saw. Compare that to Wonder Woman — that film is a daily discussion still; people can't stop talking about it.

I am not one to jump into the whole Marvel vs. DC war, I enjoy it all. I will say that I enjoyed all of the superhero flicks this year. Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Homecoming. There was not a single one of these films where I left the theater thinking that I did not get my money's worth. I'm also looking forward to Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, although I think Thor will probably end up being the more entertaining film.

The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming is currently dated for July 5th, 2019. All of the first film's stars should be back, including Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, and more. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told the Toronto Sun that the sequel will mean quite a bit to the MCU when it comes out in 2019:

"The original 22-movie arc ends with the untitled Avengers in May of 2019, and then two months later it will be Peter Parker and Spider-Man that usher us into the aftermath and how things proceed from there."

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Jeremy KonradAbout Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.
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