'Spider-Man: Far From Home' soars past its box office projections and earns a huge $185 million over the long 4th of July weekend


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  • “Spider-Man: Far From Home” brought in $185 million its first six days in theaters.
  • The performance of the latest Spidey movie over the long 4th of July weekend exceeded Sony’s projections of how the movie would perform.
  • Globally, the movie has earned over $580 million worldwide.
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It looks like audiences are excited to see what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has cooked up post-“Avengers: Endgame.”

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first MCU movie following the late April release of “Endgame,” took in a huge $185 million domestically since July 2, exceeding the studio’s six-day projection for the title and breaking box office records in the process.

It’s been a great 4th of July holiday weekend for Sony, as things kicked off with the movie opening on Tuesday with a $39.25 million take, the biggest Tuesday opening ever. Wednesday brought another milestone, as the movie took in $27 million, which is the best Wednesday ever for an MCU release. On Thursday, the movie brought in over $25 million and from Friday through Sunday it took in $93.6 million.

The $185 million six-day total for “Far From Home” blew past the $125 million projection the studio had for the movie over its first six days in theaters. The studio was certainly playing with house money with the movie sporting a 92% Rotten Tomatoes score and was released on 4,634 screens (the largest count all-time for a July release).

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And the movie is also a big hit overseas. After an impressive $98 million opening weekend in China, “Far From Home” has earned over $395 million overseas giving the movie a $580 million global take in its first 10 days in theaters.

“Far From Home” is not just a savior for Sony — which took a major loss with its previous release, “Men In Black: International” (a $100 million-plus movie, not counting marketing costs, that has only brought in $223 million worldwide) — but for the 2019 box office as a whole. According to Deadline (via Comscore), the 2019 summer box office is essentially even with the domestic total the box office was at by this point last year: $2.84 billion (for both 2018 and 2019 gross comparisons, the late April releases of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” were counted).

So it’s a Marvel superhero who once again has come to the rescue of the domestic box office.

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