Sony/Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is continuing its strong run as a midweek release, grossing $25 million at the 4th of July box office. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film now has a domestic total of $91.5 million and a global total of $310 million heading into its first weekend.
The follow-up to the record-smashing “Avengers: Endgame” opened on July 2 to build up word-of-mouth heading into the extended holiday weekend, and got its run started by setting a record for the largest domestic gross ever earned on a Tuesday with $39.2 million. That topped the previous record held by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $37.3 million, and was higher than the $33.1 million grossed by “Endgame” on its first Tuesday.
That strong start has continued through the week, with the July 4 total marking only a 7% drop from the film’s MCU-record $27 million Wednesday. At this pace, “Far From Home” will easily pass the $125 million six-day opening total projected by Sony, and should at least match the $154 million total earned by “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017.
As with almost all of Marvel Studios’ output over the past 11 years, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is enjoying strong word of mouth, with critics and audiences alike praising the film as a fun summer blockbuster with a 92% critics and 97% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.