The latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe got a head start on the box office this past Friday as Marvel and Sony unleashed Spider-Man: Far From Home in China, Japan and Hong Kong ahead of its international roll out this week.
The Tom Holland-headlined sequel – which Marvel’s Kevin Feige has described as “the true end of the Infinity Saga” following Avengers: Endgame – pulled in a total of $111 million from the three markets, including $98 million from China – the country’s fourth biggest superhero movie opening after Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War and Venom.
Comparing the opening with Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home is already 45% above its predecessor in like-for-likes, and 21% higher than Captain Marvel earlier this year. The $111 million also nudges Marvel’s three 2019 releases beyond a combined $4 billion at the global box office, and leaves the MCU as a whole on an insane $21.5 billion.
Far From Home is said to be tracking a bumper six-day domestic opening of $165 million plus, so at this point it seems there’s a good chance that Spidey will web up around $500 million by the time the dust settles this coming weekend.
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
Spider-Man: Far From Home features the return of Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Zendaya (Michelle), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Angourie Rice (Betty Brant), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Martin Star (Mr. Harrington), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), with Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) as Mysterio.