Spider-man Homecoming now the highest grossing superhero film of 2017
Spider-man Homecoming is now the top grossing film on worldwide box office this year. It has collected more money that films like Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2. Only two challenges stands in its way – Marvel’s own Thor: Ragnarok and DC’s Justice League.
Our friendly neighbourhood Spider-man has slung his way to the top position in superhero films this year in terms of worldwide collection. The film, starring Tom Holland as the eponymous superhero, has collected over $874 million (more than Rs 5700 crore) in its overall gross. The film’s collection is more than that of films like Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Wonder Woman has earned more than $820 million (more than Rs 5300 crore) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has collected $863,416,141 (more than Rs 5600 crore).
Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-man was received very well across the world by both critics and the audience. According to review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, 92% reviews of the film have been positive. Tom Holland first appeared as Spider-man in 2016 film ‘Captain America: Civil War’ when he fought alongside Iron Man’s faction. This is not the first time Spider-man has had its own live action film. The superhero has been portrayed twice before Tom Holland, first by Tobey Maguire and then Andrew Garfield.
There are still two important superhero films that are still to come later this year. One of them Thor: Ragnarok belongs to Marvel’s own cinematic universe to which Spider-man: Homecoming also belongs. And the other is DC Extended Universe’s Justice League. Thor: Ragnarok is slated to be released on November 3 and Justice League will release on November 17. Both films bring multiple superheroes together in one film and thus are expected to lure in more moviegoers than most superhero films.
Nonetheless, it is still a notable achievement as this Spider-man film came too soon after Andrew Garfield’s one.
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