Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Targets $180 Million-Plus Holiday Weekend

Variety | 7/6/2019 | Nate Nickolai
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Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” crushed its Friday box office competition with $32.5 million in domestic box office sales, bringing its four-day domestic total up to $124 million.

Fresh off the heels of its record setting opening day, the latest film in Sony’s Marvel Universe is now set to take home around $180 million this weekend, despite initial estimates in the $125 million to $150 million range. That’s a significant increase from its predecessor “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which opened to $117 million; however, the film does benefit from an early Tuesday opening due to the Fourth of July holiday.

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Overseas, “Spider-Man: Far From Home is also swinging to success with $218.5 million from international ticket sales, bringing its global total up to $310 million. Jon Watts directed the film, which picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) who joins forces with newcomer Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to save the world. It cost $160 million to produce and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau and Marisa Tomei.

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Coming in at No. 2 this weekend is “Toy Story 4” with another $11.9 million in domestic ticket sales for an estimated $33.3 million third weekend. The final film in the toy franchise continues to attract audience members with...
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