Thatcher, who was an associate producer on the film, requested that he play the role, and even wrote the memorable "I Hate You" song that his boombox is playing.
In comparison to other Spider-Man films, Homecoming's preview night debut beats both The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which garnered $7.5 million in midnight showings and $8.7 million in Thursday night showings respectively. This is the largest debut/intro for a MCU solo movie since Iron Man came out in 2008 which earned $98.6 million.
Instead, Watts' film, which is upsettingly credited to six screenwriters, picks up with Peter Parker (Holland) right before, during and after the events of "Captain America: Civil War", which introduced Holland's Spider-Man in that epic airport Avengers battle.
Despite "Spider-Man's" monopoly on the superhero genre this weekend, "Wonder Woman" still managed to add another $3 million to its domestic cume on Friday. That's still Spider-Man 3, from back when Tobey Maguire was still Peter Parker. The fifth film in the Paramount franchise is expected to make just $6 million this weekend.
The past several years haven't exactly been the best for Culver City-based Sony Pictures.
Finally, falling to No. 3 this week is "Baby Driver", bringing in an estimated $12.7 million in its second week out. The movie, which cost $34 million to produce, has already earned $56.9 million domestically. The film will pass Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two to become the summer's biggest hit within the next two weeks.
Wonder Woman is also a powerhouse at the Box Office.
"Nobody knows Marvel better than Marvel", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. Let's face it, when you've got the chance to ask a superhero any question you want, you may as well lead with one certainly nobody has ever asked him before.
Goodwill, Sony Pictures and Marvel share a commitment to social responsibility and the environment, and will continue to remind the public that they can be heroes in their communities through an ongoing campaign featuring Spider-Man.style="text-align: center;"