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Anita Tucker
July 10, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming has beaten out all competition for the No. 1 spot this box office weekend - all in a weekend's work for a family friendly neighborhood Spider-Man movie.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming deals with the young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) who returns home to live with his Aunt May following his thrilling experience with the Avengers.

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Among other films in wide release this weekend, "Despicable Me 3" earned $37 million in its second weekend while "Baby Driver" rode off with $13 million in its sophomore frame.

With its opening on July 7, the film earned a total amount of $50.5 million from 4,248 locations at the domestic box office. Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man appears as Spider-Man's mentor, and Michael Keaton plays the villain Vulture.

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After two tries with Andrew Garfield as Spidey in 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man" and its sequel in 2014 - both of which were financial and critical duds - the studio pressed the reset button on the franchise and enlisted the help of Marvel Studios to bring the character into its coveted universe. -D.C. Comics release "Wonder Woman".

In a summer season when many tentpoles have been clobbered by critics, Homecoming boasts a 94 percent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as nabbing a franchise-best A CinemaScore from audiences.

The reboot also added a further $140 million from worldwide markets, including $25.8 million in South Korea, $12 million in Mexico and $11.8 million in the UK.

The Edgar Wright action-musical Baby Driver held well in third with $12.8 million (£9.9 million) in its second week.

Homecoming's ranking in the Spider-Man pantheon changes when adjusting for inflation. It is now also the fourth movie to launch to over $100 million domestically this year, following "Beauty and the Beast", "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", and "Wonder Woman". "The silver lining is the expected continued strength of Spidey, plus 'War For The Planet of The Apes, ' 'Dunkirk, ' and 'Atomic Blonde" all in rapid succession that could fuel a much-needed late summer renaissance at the multiplex".

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