Australian Box Office Report: Spider-Man: Homecoming swings in with an impressive debut

Tom Holland takes over the spidey suit from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield and it seems the world loves him for it. In its box office debut, Spider-Man: Homecoming made a whopping $10.13m, earning almost double the last Spider-Man’s opening week take (The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014). It earned $2.8 million on its opening day alone.

To put it into context, Spider-Man: Homecoming opened on 634 screens, only 2 more venues more than Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which earned just $5.88m in its opening weekend in comparison.  When Beauty And The Beast opened in March, its screen average was $18,619, Spider-Man: Homecoming came in 2nd in the year to date, earning a screen average of $15,978.

Peter Parker’s success pushed Despicable Me 3, which last week moved back up to the ladder to top spot, down to no. 2 this week. This week it earned $4.18m, and also appeared on 18 more screens nationally.  Screen average was $8,764, the best result since its opening screen average when it was over $12k.

Cinema sales boomed due to the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend.  Interestingly, the top 5 films on this week’s box office report were from big franchises (Wonder Woman at no. 4 being the newest title in the DC Movies franchise).

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING SONY PICTURES 10,130,218
2 DESPICABLE ME 3 UNIVERSAL 4,189,038
3 CARS 3 WALT DISNEY 1,982,796
4 WONDER WOMAN WARNER BROS 1,267,779
5 TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT PARAMOUNT 1,045,698
6 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL FOX TBC
7 THE HOUSE ROADSHOW 902,261
8 ROUGH NIGHT SONY PICTURES 185,250
9 THE MUMMY UNIVERSAL 174,814
10 IT COMES AT NIGHT ROADSHOW 135,545

Like Despicable Me 3 last week, Cars 3 this week also moved up a spot, from 4th to 3rd, earning $1.98m.  The film is currently on 420 screens.

On the flipside, Wonder Woman dropped one place this week, from 3rd to 4th, and earned $1.26m.  However, it’s slight drop still keeps in the top 5 on the box office list, no easy feat after 6 weeks in theatres.  It’s made $28.75m since its debut.

In a more dramatic movement, Transformers: The Last Knight dropped to no. 5 this week, when last week it was at no. 2.  It earned $1.04m – a 52% drop in sales.

Next week sees the release of Baby Driver, with a star-studded cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, as well as The Beguiled, a Palme d’Or selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Director Sophia Coppola won the Best Director award. It also stars Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.