Spider-Man: Far From Home passes Spider-Man: Homecoming at the worldwide box office after three weekends. The sequel officially brought the MCU's Phase 3 to a close, serving as a proper epilogue to the Infinity Saga while setting up an exciting cinematic future for Peter Parker. The film's success, from both a critical and commercial perspective, further cemented Peter's status as one of Marvel's foundational pieces moving forward, and already the creative team is brainstorming ideas for the third movie.
Unlike a few of the blockbuster hopefuls this summer, Far From Home was a huge hit, breaking records in its first couple of days (it opened on Tuesday, July 2) and earning $185 million domestically over an extended Fourth of July window. The film's figures were so skewed because of when it premiered and the holiday that some people thought Far From Home was a disappointment, but in just three weeks, it's passed its predecessor globally.
Per Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man: Far From Home currently stands at $889.5 million worldwide, sneaking ahead of Homecoming's $880.2 million. Far From Home is now the ninth highest-grossing installment in the franchise, trailing only the eight that have made more than $1 billion.
It'll be interesting to see if Far From Home can punch its ticket into the $1 billion club itself. It's approximately $110.5 million away from the mark, and will stick around in theaters for a little while longer, padding its bottom line. If Avengers: Endgame could slowly, but surely, overtake Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all-time, there's little reason to doubt Spider-Man can inch its way towards $1 billion over the next few weeks. On the other hand, it's done a majority of its damage at the box office by now, especially with The Lion King now in theaters and breaking records of its own. Plus, in a couple of weeks, Hobbs & Shaw premieres and that'll be a sizable draw. The Fast & Furious franchise typically does well overseas. Depending on how things play out, Spider-Man may come up a bit short.
Marvel did not announce a Spider-Man 3 during their massive Hall H panel during San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, as the studio opted to shine a spotlight on only the next couple of years of projects. Still, it goes without saying Spider-Man 3 will happen eventually, it's just a matter of when. Tom Holland has another solo film on his contract, and both of his previous outings rank among the MCU's most successful. Spider-Man: Far From Home is one of the biggest hits of 2019, proving people are still eager to see the wall-crawler in action.
Source: Box Office Mojo
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