Published: Tue, July 09, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Spider-Man: Far From Home Debuts With Heroic $185 Million

Spider-Man: Far From Home Debuts With Heroic $185 Million

Spider-Man: Far From Home, the first Marvel movie after blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, swung past franchise fatigue to dominate the Fourth of July holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters.

The film set an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures, plus the best six-day opening for any Spider-Man film.

The sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei, is already outpacing its predecessor by $30 million after its first six days.

Spider-Man: Far From Home', which follows Holland's character Peter Parker as he battles new menaces on a school trip, is the first Marvel movie to follow Avengers: Endgame, and is the last in the planned Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Toy Story 4 was No. 2 this weekend with $34.3 million, while Danny Boyle's Yesterday made $10.8 million.

Universal's Beatles tribute "Yesterday" notched the third place with 10.7 million dollars sales for the weekend.

The week's only other major release, the horror film Midsommar, had the largest opening for an indie film so far this year, with an estimated $6.56 million over the three-day weekend and almost $11 million since it's Wednesday premiere.

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The Warner Bros. "Conjuring" spinoff sequel "Annabelle Comes Home" snagged $10.8 million in its second weekend.

In fifth was Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, taking in US$7.6 million in its seventh week out. Sony co-produced the film along with Marvel Studios.

A24 nevertheless hailed the results for "Midsommar", saying "it firmly cements Aster as one of the most exciting new directors to come around in a long while". Where available, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Midsommar, $6.56 million 7.

Playing along: Toy Story 4 took second place with $34.3 million. Its predecessor "Spider-Man: Homecoming" minted about Dollars 116 million in China and USD 880 million globally.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at worldwide theaters (excluding the USA and Canada), according to Comscore.

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"Men in Black International", $3.7 million.

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