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It appears that Marvel-Sony deal really did work wonders for the Spider-Man franchise. While 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming was a box office success, outgrossing every previous Spider-Man movie except for Spider-Man 3, this summer’s sequel Spider-Man: Far from Home is a genuine box office smash to the tune of $1.109 billion worldwide.
In fact, that figure is enough to make Far from Home the highest grossing movie in Sony Pictures history, surpassing the $1.1 billion gross of previous record holder Skyfall. That’s an impressive feat, and one can’t help but point to Avengers: Endgame as a contributing factor to Far from Home’s success. Sure, Tom Holland is adorable and the John Hughes spin on the Peter Parker character makes these movies a delight, but there was added interest in Far from Home given that it was the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie released after Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, which brought all the previous films to an emotional conclusion.
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The question lingered: where does the MCU go from here? And Far from Home promised to offer a peek at what’s ahead, which no doubt contributed to its high box office numbers. After all, you have to imagine that a portion of the audience that saw Avengers: Endgame—the highest grossing movie of all time—was then spurred to see Far from Home in theaters. The Spider-Man sequel also used the whole “see it before the spoilers get...
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