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'Spider-Man' Might Just Swing In And Save The Summer Box Office

So far, the 2017 summer box office has seen a lot of flops. But "Spider-Man: Homecoming" might help turn things around.

'Spider-Man' Might Just Swing In And Save The Summer Box Office
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Peter Parker is swinging back into theaters July 7 — just in time to save the summer box office.

Analysts are predicting "Spider-Man: Homecoming" could make more than $100 million in its domestic opening.

Only two other movies have earned that much in their domestic debuts this summer. "Wonder Woman" lassoed her way to $103 million, while "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" earned an impressive $146.5 million.

A lot of other movies haven't been faring as well financially at the North American box office this summer, including "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," "Baywatch," "The Mummy" and "Alien: Covenant."

Movie audiences appear to still be suffering from an illness they caught last year: franchise fatigue.

That's not good for Hollywood, which has been releasing sequels and reboots right and left this season. And it still has a few more to go before Labor Day.

Superman Did Not Get Paid 47 Times More Than Wonder Woman

Superman Did Not Get Paid 47 Times More Than Wonder Woman

Outlets inaccurately reportedly Gal Gadot was paid $300,000 for "Wonder Woman," while Henry Cavill earned $14 million for "Man of Steel."

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Some franchise films like "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "Transformers: The Last Knight" have pulled in solid ticket sales internationally, though — which is good since Paramount is already banking on at least two more "Transformers" movies.

Despite "Spider-Man: Homecoming" technically being a reboot, it has several things going for it that could help draw a larger audience. 

In this most recent incarnation of the franchise, Peter Parker is only 15 years old — which could make the movie more family-friendly. Plus, it places the web-slinger in the middle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we all know how Marvel superhero movies do at the box office.