While “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has fallen out of the Top 10 on the domestic box office charts, it is still a big weekend for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, as it will pass the 2012 James Bond movie “Skyfall” as Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film in studio history with over $1.1 billion grossed.
Released two months after “Avengers: Endgame” ended the MCU as fans knew it, “Far From Home” served as a palette cleanser and a taste of what Marvel Studios had in store for the next phase of the story. And moviegoers worldwide were ready for more Marvel, as the film earned $111 million from China, Japan and Hong Kong in late June before opening in the U.S. ahead of the 4th of July holiday and earning a $185 million six-day launch. That included a Tuesday box office record $39.3 million, as well as a $25.7 million July 4 total that ranked second-highest on the all-time Independence Day box office list.
Since then, “Far From Home” has become the first “Spider-Man” film ever to gross over $1 billion worldwide, passing the $880 million earned by its direct predecessor, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It has set opening weekend records for Sony in 35 countries, earning $733 million overseas to go with its $376.5 million domestic total. $205 million of that total came from China, placing it behind only “Venom” as the second-highest ever total grossed by a Sony film in that market.
After this weekend, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will stand as the fourth highest grossing film of 2019, sitting behind “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King” and “Captain Marvel.” It will be approximately $20 million away from passing “Captain Marvel” for the No. 3 spot, as its fellow MCU film grossed $1.12 billion this past spring.
On the studio side, Sony has grossed $809 million domestically so far this year, and should pass the $1 billion mark after a busy Q4. The studio will release the horror-comedy film “Zombieland: Double Tap” this October, followed by Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and the likely Oscar contender “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” in November. Sony will then cap off the year with “Jumanji: The Next Level,” the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which earned $962 million worldwide two years ago.
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