Spider-Man: Far From Home has just crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. It is the 40th film to ever cross that mark (not adjusting for inflation) and the third Marvel movie this year.
Tom Holland’s second Spider-Man film has managed to topple Spider-Man Homecoming’s $880 million. Jon Watts and the talent behind Spider-Man: Far From Home have kept the web-swinger fresh despite him sporting three live-action iterations within two decades.
Marvel Studios pulled this off by using different settings, villains and side-characters. On top of this, they drew more inspiration from Ultimate Spider-Man’s cartoon and comics. It’s also doesn’t hurt that he’s in a wider universe rather than being the only hero on the block.
Rather than seeing Mary Jane or Gwen again, we got Liz and Michelle. In place of Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, we got the Vulture and Mysterio. Instead of having Harry again, we got Ned Leeds. They’ve drawn from the untouched aspects of the comics to make this Spider-Man new. They even avoided re-telling Uncle Ben’s death for the third time, using Iron Man as a surrogate.
The Nitty and Gritty Box Office Numbers
Disney is dominating the box office this year as Captain Marvel made an impressive $1.13 billion whilst Avengers: Endgame took the number one spot of all-time at an incredible $2.79 billion, just managing to cross Avatar’s ten-year-long record last week. Aladdin is also catching up as it has made $648 million internationally and $341 domestically.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is Sony’s second ever movie to hit this mark with the previous film being Skyfall which made $1.1 billion in 2012. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came fairly close at $963 million but didn’t quite reach the mark. Perhaps the sequel will this Christmas.
It has also dethroned Spider-Man 3 which was previously the highest grossing of all the Spider-Man movies, grossing $890 million. It’s a shame that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse didn’t make as much as these did at the box-office.
The domestic total for Spider-Man: Far From Home was an outstanding $333 million. It made $672 internationally with China being the number one country at $204 million. Second to them was South Korea at $56 million and then the United Kingdom in third with $36 million. Mexico came fourth with $30 million, Japan at fifth with $26 million, Brazil at sixth with $25 million and Australia at seventh with $24 million.
Spider-Man’s Future in the MCU
It is a great achievement from Jon Watts and co. and likely means that Sony will not pull Spider-Man out of the MCU anytime soon. With free exposure in other movies, great profit from his solo outings and incredible audience and critical reception, they’d be shooting themselves in the foot if they didn’t renew the deal.
Hopefully, more information about a third MCU Spider-Man will be given soon as Kevin Feige just unveiled Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con. If they continue the trend of a Spider-Man movie releasing every two years, that means 2021 will be stuffed with four films.
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