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Spider-Man: Homecoming expected to score $100 million opening weekend

Spider-Man: Homecoming is on track to have a blockbuster opening weekend, with experts projecting the film will rake in at least $100 million in the U.S. and as much as $200 million worldwide. The latest installment in the Marvel series previewed Thursday night to strong reviews, with 48 percent calling it "excellent" and 38 percent rating it "very good," Variety reported.

The Spider-Man flick, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, also marks the weekend's sole major release, giving it a strong lead over likely second-place contender Despicable Me 3, which is projected to bring in $39 million in its second weekend.

Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at comScore, predicted that Spider-Man's opening would be "one of the biggest debuts of the summer."