Despite struggles for Hollywood overall at the box office this year, Far From Home made a massive $93.6 million in the U.S. and Canada over the July 5-7 weekend, which was close to setting a new record for the 4th of July weekend.
Its story line follows on blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" to focus on how Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) confront a world without Iron Man. One big change they made was giving us a young Aunt May, and Marisa Tomei shares all these alternate looks that were scrapped for her character before Spider-Man: Homecoming.
When the movie was over, we were given two credit scenes. The teen hero may just have what it takes to break $1 billion at the box office and be the most profitable Spider-Man movie yet. Holland is a fan favorite and was described by my kids as the "best actor to ever play the role of Spider-Man". Even the Aunt May in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse got to kick some ass. At this point it's unclear if there's already a specific plan in place for the third Spider-Man film, or if that work is going to be gfetting underway soon. In Marvel's comics, the circumstances of Jameson's legendary dislike of the web-slinger are drastically different and involve Jameson being jealous of the media attention Spider-Man's heroics draw.
"The villain is always important, but you always want your villain to have cool minions, if you will, or a cool team", Sommers says. "But it's exciting that it once again sets us up for a Peter Parker story that has never been done before on film".
With domestic and global figures combined, Far From Home has already made $580 million worldwide; it's been available in global markets for just over a week over now, putting it ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming at a similar point in time.