Thursday, April 18, 2024

“Spider-Man” Saves Sony with $117 Million Weekend–Bigger than James Bond!


Leonardo DiCaprio? Remember when he was the darling of Sony Pictures? We learned in the infamous hack they were flying him around on private planes for no reason.

Well, this weekend Sony gained two new heart throbs. Leo is yesterday’s news.

Tom Holland aka Peter Parker and Ansel Elgort aka Baby– stars respectively of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Baby Driver”– have saved the studio.

In Holland’s case, he’s bigger than James Bond and almost all other Spider-men except Tobey Maguire’s original film.

“Homecoming” is landing a $117 million weekend. Numbers are coming in. Stay tuned. Keep refreshing…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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