Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest blockbuster of the summer, but how much did it cost to make? While April's Avengers: Endgame effectively served as the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Infinity Saga (wrapping up a decade's worth of storylines and character arcs), the franchise's Phase 3 will officially reach its end with Far From Home. Directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming's Jon Watts, the film pick up after Endgame and sees Peter Parker attempt to regroup after losing his mentor, Tony Stark. A school vacation to Europe gets hijacked by Nick Fury and Mysterio, who have a mission for young Peter.
Sony and Marvel Studios have Far From Home positioned as one of the major tentpoles of the year and made sure they put plenty of resources behind it. It goes without saying the sequel has a hefty price tag attached, but, when compared to some of the other blockbusters in 2019, the costs were actually quite manageable.
The production budget for Spider-Man: Far From Home comes in at around $160 million. That's actually cheaper than Homecoming ($175 million) and is in the ballpark of Captain Marvel ($152 million). Far From Home is also in the same range as Doctor Strange ($165 million) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($162 million). Outside of the MCU, Far From Home's budget is smaller than some of this year's notable summer titles, like Dark Phoenix and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Both of those cost about $200 million.
A number of this summer's tentpole hopefuls were box office disappointments, opening well below expectations and bombing their way out of theaters. That shouldn't be a problem for Far From Home, which is arriving with a great deal of buzz. Not only is it the latest entry in the ever-popular MCU (riding high after Endgame), word-of-mouth is also quite positive. Critics love what Far From Home has to offer, praising it as a fun Spider-Man film that helps set the stage for the MCU's future. Marvel is one of the few box office locks that exist in today's landscape, so odds are it will do very well. That makes the $160 million budget a bargain. The film needs to earn $320 million worldwide to break even, and it's already at $111 million internationally.
What will be interesting to see is how strong Far From Home's legs are. Marvel's latest is opening just a couple of weeks ahead of the Lion King remake, which is poised to be a juggernaut of its own. Homecoming held its own against acclaimed titles like War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk, grossing $880.1 million worldwide. If Far From Home can perform similarly, then that'll be a great result.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019