Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Homecoming is king

Spider-Man: Homecoming was the No. 1 movie in America this past weekend, no surprise there given the film’s positive critical reception and impressive numbers in early screenings Tuesday and Wednesday night. Sony’s newest installment in the continually rebooted adventures of Peter Parker swung in to No. 1 with $117 million, just short of the $120 million opening Sony executives were hoping for/bragging about for the film. The $257 million the movie has made so far internationally should dull the pain, though.

The other big success story of the week is also Hannibal Buress-adjacent, as Kumail Nanjiani—Buress’ former castmate at Chicago-based stand-up showcase the Lincoln Lodge—saw his new movie The Big Sick, based on his real-life romance with his wife Emily Gordon, climb from No. 12 to No. 8 ahead of its wide release next week. That puts it ahead of would-be box-office juggernauts like …

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