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After the epic Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker is thankfully back, feeling good and no longer a pile of dust! With Spider-Man: Far From Home, he has an action-packed adventure ahead of him with his high school buddies in Europe. As he branches out beyond his “friendly neighborhood” so will the audience lining up to see him.
There is one sneaky catch: the sequel opens on Tuesday, July 2. So these projections are based on a six-day Independence Day weekend, whereas Homecoming opened the Friday after July 4, and ended its first six days with a little over $144 million. This gives Far From Home the upper hand to not only surpass the 2017 blockbuster, but break the current July opening record. If Far From Home nabs those high projections, it can beat out 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 No. #1 spot at $169 million.
Over its first three days, previous projections have Spider-Man: Far From Home at numbers comparable to Homecoming’s at $90 to $120 million, but the days Tuesday to Thursday likely won’t be as profitable as the weekend. The blockbuster will open in China four days earlier than North America, giving the film a boost in foreign markets before it even hits theaters domestically.
Past MCU sequels have notoriously outpaced their origin films for the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain America, Thor and Iron Man. This particular release also follows Endgame, which was the MCU’s highest earner and currently the second highest grossing movie of all time. Fans are curious about how Endgame impacts the universe and what’s coming next in Phase 4. Far From Home is the official end to Phase 3 and the Infinity Saga.
Tom Holland’s Peter Parker once again stars, but he’s joined by Sam L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio as he is enlisted to help them fight the Elementals and learn of the Multiverse. The teenager also looks to be dealing with a budding romance with Zendaya’s MJ and the tragic loss of his mentor, Tony Stark.
Captain Marvel exceeded expectations in its first weekend back in March when it made $153 million during its opening weekend before making $1.1 billion, and Avengers: Endgame just about crushed every record in the book with its $357 million debut before racing to $2.73 billion box office running total. Considering Marvel’s towering 2019, perhaps Spider-Man: Far From Home will join its fellow films among the highest earning films of the year?
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.