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Box office top 20: Audiences still crazy for Spider-Man

Moviegoers, tested with the third iteration of Spider-Man in 15 years, still aren't tired of the web slinger. Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" debuted with $117 million over the weekend in North America, according to final box-office figures Monday.

The strong result, well above the studio's cautious $80 million forecast, is a much-needed hit for Sony Pictures. For "Homecoming," starring Tom Holland as Spider-Man, the studio for the first time partnered with the Disney-owned Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into Marvel's wider cinematic universe. The move paid off handsomely with good reviews and better-than-expected box office.

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