"Spider-Man: Homecoming," the unprecedented collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures just wrapped its third week of release worldwide and currently sits at $633.7 million from an estimated production budget of $175 million (which doesn't include marketing costs). Normally, that's a very impressive feat but Marvel Studios has a proven track record of regularly eclipsing the $600 million mark in its 10-year history with movies like "Captain America: Civil War," "Iron Man 3" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2".

Spider-Man: Homecoming vs The Amazing Spider-Man

In fact, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" suffered a 61% second week drop in the United States, the largest fall for any MCU film released to date.

That cam after a massive $117 million opening weekend. Currently, $278 million of the film's $633.7 million haul has come from the U.S., putting it well ahead of the $262 million grossed by Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the $202 million accumulated by his sequel, The "Amazing Spider-Man 2". However, where the film is struggling is overseas.

Both "Amazing Spider-Man" movies earned $459.9 and $506 million respectively in international territories, compared to the $355.7 million current overseas gross of Homecoming.

China to the rescue?

Presently, the film has two things working for it. First, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" cost less that the two previous Spider-Man films which have estimated production budgets of $230 million and $293 million.

There's also the fact that "Spider-Man: Homecoming" still has to open in China which is currently a close second to the U.S. as the world's largest film market.The film is slated to open in China on September 8 and could add hundreds of millions to the film's box office total. Yet whatever it earns there, Sony and Marvel will have to live with the knowledge that it could have been more.

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" was originally slated to be released in China on the same day as the United States release on July 7 however, government officials delayed the film's release until September as they revamped the country's "blackout season" the period during the summer where the country restricts foreign film releases in order to promote its homegrown movies.

Chinese government officials have a policy in place that mandates that the country's film market must maintain a 55% market share for Chinese films. To facilitate this, China restricts foreign films from screening during the summer, when the country's film market is the most robust.

Kirsten Dunst won't be watching

One person who won't be viewing the film is actress Kirsten Dunst, who played Mary Jane Watson in the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. Just a month ago, Dunst was quoted, "We made the best ones, so who cares? They’re just milking that cow for money. It’s so obvious."

Tom Holland, star of the current film recently responded, "You know, she’s entitled to her opinion and I’m not one to judge at all.

I definitely am not doing this movie for the money." Holland went on to add that he really enjoyed making the movie and that he won't be bothered if Dunst doesn't go watch the movie.

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