Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment’s second attempt at a Spider-Man relaunch snared moviegoers in its web to easily win the weekend box office. Spider-Man: Homecoming took in an estimated $117 million over the post-July 4th weekend to beat studio estimates. Along with the domestic haul, comScore reported Homecoming took an additional $140 million in international markets for a grand total of $257 million worldwide. ComScore’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Spider-Man franchise as Sony’s & Marvel Studio’s Spider-Man: Homecoming amidst great reviews and solid social media buzz posts a terrific $257 million worldwide debut with $140 million from 56 international territories and $117 million in North America.” The newest Spider-Man received high praise from critics and a 93 percent and “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which helped draw in more viewers for this second franchise remake in five years following Sony’s last go with the web-slinger in 2012 and 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man films. This time around Sony had the backing of the seemingly unflappable Marvel Entertainment after a partnership was announced two years ago to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers franchise. The character is set to appear in at least two more MCU films, while Sony will expand the Spider-Man franchise into its own cinematic universe after announcing plans for a solo film of one of Spider-Man’s most notorious villains, Venom. Tom Hardy is set to play the villain-turned-hero, which was previously seen in Sam Raimi’s 2007 commercially successful, but critically panned Spider-Man 3. Sony has also announced a Silver & Black film is in development, which would star other Spidey antagonists Black Cat and Silver Sable. It’s likely that with the initial success of Homecoming, we can expect Sony will kick these plans up a notch and a sequel announcement won’t be far behind. Spider-Man wasn’t Sony’s only bright spot of the weekend, as surprise hit Baby Driver continued to outpace expectations landing at number three with $12.8 million. It’s now grossed $57 million in just two weeks on a $34 million budget. Rounding out the rest of the box office top five, Universal’s Despicable Me 3 took second place and pulled in $34 million in its second week to bring its total cume to $149 million; Warner Brothers’ smash hit, Wonder Woman, took the fourth spot with $10.1 million; and Paramount’s disappointing Transformers: The Last Knight brought in an additional $6.3 million.