Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Opens to $185M in U.S., Nears $600M Globally

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In a win for Sony and Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home scored a sensational six-day launch of $185.1 million from 4,634 North American theaters, including a near-record $93.6 million over Fourth of July weekend. Globally, it now has amassed $580.1 million.jake-g-spiderman-700x500
The only tentpole to have earned more over Independence Day weekend was Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2011 ($97.9 million), not adjusted for inflation. Far From Home did, however, top Spider-Man 2 to boast the biggest six-day July Fourth debut of all time. It also is Sony’s best six-day opening ever.

Overseas, the pic earned another $238 million for a foreign total of $395 million (it opened early in China, Japan and Hong Kong). China added $30.6 million for a total there of $167.4 million. Among new markets, South Korea led with a strong $33.8 million, followed by the U.K. with $17.8 million, Mexico with $13.9 million and Australia with $11.9 million. Overall, the film is pacing 46 percent of Spider Man: Homecoming.

Far From Home’s better-than-expected performance is welcome news for the struggling box office, where a number of summer franchises’ installments have lagged.

 

That wasn’t the case for Far From Home. The superhero pic came in well ahead of the $117 million, three-day bow of its immediate predecessor, 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Both that film and Far From Home were made by Sony in partnership with the Disney-owned Marvel.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   Sony Pictures
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