Spider-Man: Far From Home Has Big Opening At The Box Office [Update]
Sony's superhero movie is a smash hit at the box office.
The latest weekend box office numbers are in via Entertainment Weekly, and Sony's Spider-Man: Far From Home was easily No. 1 for the weekend. Despite struggles for Hollywood overall at the box office this year, Far From Home made a massive $93.6 million in the US and Canada over the July 5-7 weekend, which was close to setting a new record for the 4th of July weekend. [Update: As of July 9, the movie's domestic gross has topped $211 million, while worldwide that figure has exceeded $600 million.]
The record-holder continues to be 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which made $97.9 million over the 4th of July weekend.
The numbers and analysis for Far From Home are not traditional because the movie opened on a Tuesday compared to the usual Friday premiere for many big films. Far From Home set the record for biggest domestic Tuesday ever with $39.3 million. The Amazing Spider-Man was the previous record-holder for a Tuesday, bringing it $35 million when it opened on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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Looking at the six-day box office period from Tuesday through Sunday, Far From Home made $185 million in the US and Canada. That's a six-day 4th of July record, surpassing Spider-Man 2.
With domestic and international figures combined, Far From Home has already made $580 million worldwide; it's been available in international markets for just over a week over now, putting it ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming at a similar point in time. The movie picked up an excellent A rating on CinemaScore, which suggests positive world-of-mouth will keep ticket sales strong in Week 2 and beyond. As the first movie in the wake of Avengers: Endgame, interest was expected to high, particularly with it closing out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and setting up the future of the MCU.
Toy Story 4 was No. 2 this weekend with $34.3 million, while Danny Boyle's Yesterday made $10.8 million. Another entrant, Hereditary director Ari Aster's new horror movie Midsommar, made $6.7 million to finish No. 6. The movie actually premiered on Wednesday, and with the full five-day period accounted for, Midsommar made $10.9 million. Producer A24 says that's the best opening for an indie movie so far in 2019.
July 5-7 US/Canada Box Office
- Spider-Man: Far From Home -- $93.6 million
- Toy Story 4 -- $34.3 million
- Yesterday -- $10.8 million
- Annabelle Comes Home -- $9.8 million
- Aladdin -- $7.6 million
- Midsommar -- $6.7 million
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 -- $4.8 million
- Men In Black International -- $3.6 million
- Avengers: Endgame -- $3.1 million
- Rocketman -- $2.8 million
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