Spider-Man: Far From Home Passes $850 Million At The Worldwide Box Office
The latest Marvel-Sony Spidey movie is nearing the lifetime gross of Spider-Man: Homecoming already.
Avengers: Endgame surpassed the lifetime gross of Avengers: Infinity War in 10 days and it looks like Spider-Man: Far From Home could be about to achieve a similar feat. In less than two weeks since its release, Far From Home has surpassed $850 million worldwide at the box office. In doing so, it is nearing the lifetime gross of Spider-Man: Homecoming which made $880.2 million during its entire run and is already the second highest grossing Spider-Man movie of all time.
After opening to a terrific extended weekend, Far From Home topped the second weekend at the box office, taking in $45.3 million and registering a 51% drop, a rather low number for a big-budget blockbuster. Domestically, the film has earned $275 million while internationally, it added $100 million over the weekend taking its total to $572.5 million. Among its overseas territories, the best performing ones are China ($191.8 million), South Korea ($49.7 million), the UK ($28.6 million), Mexico ($24.1 million) and Brazil ($18 million).
At this rate, beating Spider-Man: Homecoming is all but inevitable. If anything, Far From Home has a decent shot at besting Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man ($890 million) to become the highest grossing Spider-Man movie of all time. And with the summer movie slate winding down, it could very well extend its winning streak and become the first Spider-Man movie to gross $1 billion worldwide. It would be a great success for Sony / Columbia Pictures whose last billion dollar film was the 2012 James Bond releaseSkyfall.
The box office total means the Marvel Cinematic Universe has netted nearly $4.7 billion this year alone. It continues to remain the most lucrative franchise ever and to think that it was created by a studio that was once on the verge of bankruptcy. The MCU is also one of the more recent franchises in history and it’s great to see it rise from the ashes of the unknown into the fire of the famed.