‘Spider-Man: Far From Home Swings to Box Office Victory With $310 M globally
Variety.com: Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” crushed its Friday box office competition with $32.5 million in domestic box office sales, bringing its four-day domestic total up to $124 million.
Fresh off the heels of its record setting opening day, the latest film in Sony’s Marvel Universe is now set to take home around $180 million this weekend, despite initial estimates in the $125 million to $150 million range. That’s a significant increase from its predecessor “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which opened to $117 million; however, the film does benefit from an early Tuesday opening due to the Fourth of July holiday.
Overseas, “Spider-Man: Far From Home is also swinging to success with $218.5 million from international ticket sales, bringing its global total up to $310 million. Jon Watts directed the film, which picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) who joins forces with newcomer Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to save the world. It cost $160 million to produce and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei.