'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to the top

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to the top

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to the top

Spider-Man: Homecoming swung into U.S. theaters this weekend and had an impressive debut. ($146 million), a triumphant return to the silver screen for the Webslinger. When thoughts of Spider-Man 4 and a Venom spinoff were eventually shelved, Sony went straight ahead and rebooted the franchise, and by 2012, the web-slinger was back, this time with Andrew Garfield behind the mask as The Amazing Spider-Man. That film took in $151 million when it opened and went on to a $336 million total. That allows the hero to be a part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe that includes Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.

It also stormed well clear of last week's top movie, Despicable Me 3, which fell to second.

Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is seen taking a break in this promotional image.

What Homecoming also does right is show Peter Parker as the vulnerable, approval-seeking, good Samaritan that he is. What Maguire and director Sam Raimi also did-when Spider-Man came out in 2002-was kick-start what would become the superhero movie revolution we have witnessed in the decade since. Sony managed distribution and marketing, while Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios handled the creative side. Guess we'll have to wait and see on that, but our money's on Tom Holland playing a major role there.

Prediction: United States vs Panama
Bedoya replaces Paul Arriola at wide midfield and Gonzalez took over for Matt Hedges in central defense, paired with Matt Besler . Matches with Martinique and Nicaragua remain in group play, so the US shouldn't be in any danger of missing the knockout round.

Venom is one of Spider-Man's most formidable (and popular) villains, though Sony has described the movie as a standalone story, unrelated to Homecoming.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hit theaters this past weekend, and it's safe to say that the film is a success both commercially and critically.

As you can tell, the look was quite different.

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