‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Blasts Past Expectations With $32 Million Friday Box Office

Sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is now projected for $188 million 6-day opening

Last Updated: July 6, 2019 @ 9:18 AM

Sony/Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is showing that even after “Avengers: Endgame,” interest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn’t faded in the slightest. The film added $32.6 million from 4,634 screens on Friday, and is now estimated for a 6-day opening of $188 million.

By comparison, 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” earned $154 million in its first six days of release, going on to gross $334 million domestic and $880 million worldwide. It’s good news for Sony, which is hoping for a very strong July after “Men in Black: International” fizzled at the box office with just $71 million grossed in North America through this weekend. Reception for the latest MCU film has been characteristically strong with an A on CinemaScore and a 92% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

The rest of the top five is also benefiting from the Fourth of July weekend, earning strong holds as moviegoers are returning to theaters after a somewhat disappointing June. Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” passed $300 million domestic in its third weekend with an estimated $33.3 million total. Universal’s “Yesterday” is capitalizing on strong word-of-mouth to earn a $10 million second weekend. That’s just a 39% drop from the Beatles romcom’s $17 million opening.

Warner Bros./New Line’s “Annabelle Comes Home” is in fourth with $9.6 million, which will give it an estimated two weekend total of $50 million. Completing the top five is Disney’s “Aladdin,” which crossed $900 million worldwide on Friday and is estimated to earn $7.7 million in its seventh weekend, bringing the live-action remake’s domestic total to $320 million.

Outside the top five is A24’s “Midsommar,” which earned $2.1 million on Friday from 2,707 screens. The Ari Aster horror film opened on Friday and is currently estimated to earn a $10.4 million 5-day opening. By comparison, Aster’s 2018 film “Hereditary” earned $13.5 million in a traditional 3-day opening. Critics enjoyed “Midsommar” with an 82% Rotten Tomatoes score, but audiences were left cold with a C+ on CinemaScore.