Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming has swung to $25.3 million in its first outings at the international box office. That number is good through Thursday. By Friday, the reboot will have looped into 60% of overseas territories with the exception of such majors as France, Germany, Spain, Japan and China. Industry sources ahead of the weekend were pegging the overseas launch at anywhere from $90M-$110M. The latter now seems more plausible.
To wit: Korea is off the charts. The sophisticated market, which has been a top home for Peter Parker in the past, is through Friday at $10.4M — and on its way to match Marvel Cinematic Universe movies at a $20M weekend. The opening day there set the record for a standard Wednesday.
Latin America is also inside Spidey’s web with $6.3M through Thursday. Brazil had the biggest July opening day of all time at $2M. Mexico’s $2.4M Thursday was 25% above Amazing Spider-Man 2 despite that film opening on a holiday.
In Russia, the boy who was bitten earned $2.2M on Thursday, 114% ahead of ASM2 and 167% ahead of Wonder Woman.
Tom Holland’s Spidey will face competition from those pesky Minions of Despicable Me 3 in some markets as the weekend rolls out. For now, Peter Parker’s UK opening day of $2M was 4% behind ASM2 and equal to Wonder Woman.