RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Just one new movie is hitting theaters this weekend, and it could be one of the best selling movies of the year.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” finds Peter Parker surviving high school while trying to save the world. Played by Tom Holland, who made his debut in “Captain America, Civil War,” he’s learning a lot from his mentor Iron Man, played by Robert Downey, Junior. When a new villain emerges, played by Michael Keaton, Spiderman must jump into action. The action flick co-stars Zendaya and Donald Glover. It’s rated PG-13.
On home video and DVD, you can check out another superhero. “The Lego Batman Movie” stars the voice of Will Arnett as the pint-sized Dark Knight. He’s facing a Gotham being taken over by the Joker and his evil partners. But honestly, he’s really a lonely billionaire who doesn’t have much to do when the bat signal isn’t calling. The comedic take on the superhero both celebrates and spoofs the series. Sure its aimed at the kids, but there are tons of sight gags and jokes exclusively for the parents. This has been the funniest movie I’ve seen so far this year. It’s worth a look at home this weekend.
Spider-Man homecoming doesn’t have much competition, so it should easily win the box office this weekend. It could open somewhere between $80 and $100 million. We will check them for you Monday morning on “Good Morning Richmond.”