Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Tracking for Big $150M-Plus Holiday Bow
Spider-Man will be swinging back into theaters over the July Fourth holiday, and the film is eyeing a big opening.
Far From Home, which will hit theaters July 2, is tracking for a bow in the $150 million to $160 million range at the North American box office over its Tuesday through Sunday run, according to those with access to early surveys, with the studio's early tracking prediction placing the film's opening at $154 million.
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While estimates will likely increase as Sony makes its final marketing push, some industry experts already have the superhero movie reaching as high as $180 million in its first six days.
Far From Home is looking to surpass opening earnings of Spider-Man: Homecoming, which bowed to $117 million over its three-day 2017 opening and went on to earn $880 million globally.
The second film in the latest iteration of Sony's web-slinging series is the end of the MCU's phase three and picks up where Avengers: Endgame left off, with the Earth's mightiest heroes having defeated Thanos.
The movie will see the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker, who goes on a vacation in Europe with his friends only to be enlisted by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to help save the world. Jon Watts is back in the the director's chair for the feature, in which Jake Gyllenhaal joins the franchise as Mysterio.
While Far From Home is already looking to have a successful run, the summer box office has been filled with highs and lows for superheroes. Endgame kicked off the season with a record-breaking run that currently has the movie with $2.7 billion, but recent release Dark Phoenix fell flat in North America with a $33 million opening.
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