Sony and Marvel Studios’ ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ hits the crucial $300M mark with a second-highest Independence Day take of all time, reports Variety. Sony revealed Friday that Marvel Cinematic Universe flick has grossed $310 million globally in its first seven days at the box office with an impressive $218.5M haul from international markets and a domestic gross of $91.5M. A massive $97M opening at the Chinese box office imparts momentum to the tentpole which hit theaters as a mid-week release.
According to the latest reports, the film has earned $25M at 4th of July box office. Word-of-mouth and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ hang-over lingering around also fuel the movie’s surge at the box office. ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ kick-started with a record of the largest domestic gross ever earned on a Tuesday box office with a $39.2M. The previous record was held by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with a $37.3M. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ earned $33.1M on its first Tuesday.
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is expected to take home another $60M during the Friday-Sunday weekend. If the estimates hold, it will place the movie far above the forecast of Sony which stands at a low $125M for the first six days. Tom Holland’s debut film as Spidey, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ collected $117M three-day gross and rounded out overall domestic box office earnings to a $334M. The movie also amassed a whopping $880M overall gross from the international box office.
Billed as the grand culmination of the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ follows a grief-stricken Peter Parker who struggles to cope-up with the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ that includes the tragic loss of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). But the plot thickens when Parker’s school trip to Europe is derailed by Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) unexpected visit to recruit him for Quentin Beck a.k.a Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in the final battle to alleviate the threat of villainous Elementals and save the world.
While Zendaya returns as Parker love interest MJ, Marisa Tomei reprises her role of Aunt May Parker. Other returning cast members include Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Cobie Smulders as former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill. Directed by Jon Watts from a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the movie cost $160M to produce.
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