Spider-Man: Far From Home has taken the honor of being the highest-grossing Spider-Man film ever. The wallcrawler's latest cinematic outing is doing exceptionally well. The film made $185 million in its first six days, and later surpassed the worldwide box office gross of Spider-Man: Homecoming after just three weekends.
Spider-Man: Far From Home was in a unique position when it was released. Not only did it have the task of continuing the jourmey of this version of Peter Parker, but it also served as the final phase 3 film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It arguably succeeded on both fronts, making Peter a more mature character, while moving forward after the death of Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home separates itself from past Spider-Man films in different ways. It is the only film to take Peter out of New York City, not including his appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Mysterio is the most unique villain in the film series, since he fights with illusions. Many moviegoers are enjoying the film. This is evidenced by the money it's making domestically and overseas.
According to Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the highest-grossing Spider-Man film of all time, unadjusted for inflation. Currently, the film is closing in on $1 billion with over $970 million made thus far. The previous record holder was 2007's Spider-Man 3, which made $890.9 million.
For those wondering how Spider-Man: Far From Home has surpassed the other movies, there are a few core things to consider. Social media word-of-mouth is bigger than ever, and makes more of a difference today than 10 years ago. Of course, one of the prime reasons is that the film is part of the MCU. Avengers: Endgame released only about three months ago, so audiences were ready to see the epilogue to one of the biggest movies of all time. When one combines these factors with how popular the character of Spider-Man is, the result is a movie that is going to do very well financially. Time will tell if the third Spider-Man film in this series could surpass it.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will likely be the first Spider-Man film to make $1 billion at the box office. Not everyone is a fan of this incarnation of the character, but one can't deny that Marvel was able to successfully integrate the world of Spider-Man into the MCU. What happens next for the character remains to be seen, but if the mid-credits scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home is any indication, big things are coming.
Source: Box Office Mojo
- Black Widow (2020) release date: May 01, 2020
- Eternals (2020) release date: Nov 06, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) release date: Feb 12, 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2021) release date: May 07, 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder (2021) release date: Nov 05, 2021