Biggest weekend opening for Sony Pictures Entertainment in India
India Box Office among top 5 in Asia Pacific and top 10 in international markets
10th July, 2017, Mumbai: Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Homecoming opened at Number 1 position at India Box Office with Rs. 41.72 Cr, delivering the biggest weekend opening ever for the studio in India. The film’s weekend performance at the Box Office has set new records for Hollywood films in India
Some new records set by Spider-Man: Homecoming in India:
- Biggest ever Sony Pictures Entertainment opening in India
- Biggest ever Spider-Man opening in India
- India stands as the 2nd biggest Spider-man: Homecoming opening in Asia and the 7th biggest Spider-man: Homecoming opening in all markets outside of US.
- Biggest ever non-holiday opening for a Marvel Super-Hero film in India
- Biggest ever standalone super hero film opening
- Biggest non-holiday Hollywood opening in 2017
- 2nd biggest Hollywood opening in 2017
The film’s gross box office so far:
Thursday: Rs. 3 cr ( limited paid previews post 6 pm)
Friday: Rs. 10.0 cr
Saturday: Rs. 13.7 cr
Sunday: Rs. 15.02 cr
Weekend: Rs. 41.72 cr
Propelled by strong distribution and high decibel marketing, combined with universal critical acclaim and strong word of mouth the film saw a 50 percent growth from Friday to Sundayand is set to retain Number 1 position through the week. Spider-Man: Homecoming’s performance in India is in sync with the worldwide trend where the film has opened at Number 1 spot across international markets, with US Box Office leading the way. The film has notched up 257 Million USD worldwide in its opening weekend.
Talking about the film’s swinging weekend opening, Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, added, “With Spider-Man’s appeal ranging from 8 to 80 in India, the film’s record breaking weekend opening and India’s stellar ranking among global markets has proven that Spider-Man continues to be the most loved super hero of the country. With the jaw dropping action sequences, cool humour and drama rolled in, Spider-Man: Homecoming is the complete entertainer families have been waiting for. We are looking at a great week one and are confident the film will have long legs at the box office.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming released in India on July 7,2017, in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.