Peter Parker is an OG of the superhero movie game, having made his big screen debut at the dawn of our modern blockbuster age with 2002’s Spider-Man. Now, 17 years later, the Web-Slinger is as popular as ever and his latest cinematic effort, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is proving that you can still teach an old spider new tricks. That’s because Spider-Man: Far From Home has now officially crossed the $1 billion mark at the box office.
With $672 million internationally and $333 million domestically through today, Spidey has now swung past $1 billion at the box office to land at $1.005 billion worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Spider-Man: Far From Home becomes the first of the wall-crawler’s films to join the three-comma club at the box office, not counting for inflation, of course.
A few days ago, Spider-Man: Far From Home surpassed the maligned, but hugely successful Spider-Man 3’s $890.9 million at the worldwide box office to become the highest-grossing Spidey movie ever. Now the character continues to show that his ceiling is higher than ever before.
Spider-Man: Far From Home has also outdone Tom Holland’s first solo film in the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming, which topped out at $880.2 million worldwide in 2017. The sequel now also sits inside the top 10 MCU movies at the box office at number 9, ahead of Homecoming and behind Captain Marvel.
While we all like the Sony and Marvel Studios arrangement because it allows Spider-Man to be in the MCU and have that creative talent behind it, you have to think it’s been a boon for Sony based on the numbers. Spider-Man: Far From Home has surpassed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to become Sony’s second-highest grossing title of all time. The Jon Watts film is also only the second Sony film to cross $1 billion at the box office.
Sony’s only other entry into the three-comma club was 2012’s James Bond film Skyfall, made in partnership with MGM. That film finished with $1.108 billion, so Spider-Man: Far From Home will become Sony’s biggest movie ever if it legs out that last $100 million or so.
Spider-Man: Far From Home now becomes the 40th film of all time to make $1 billion at the box office and the third this year, following two other Marvel films, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. Marvel just keeps on racking up milestone after milestone at the box office in 2019. Captain Marvel crossed $1 billion to start off the year, and then Avengers: Endgame enjoyed the biggest opening weekend ever and eventually dethroned Avatar to become the all-time box office king.
And if you want a real example of Disney’s dominance over the blockbuster space, Spider-Man: Far From Home, a Sony film, is the first non-Disney movie to make $1 billion since a year ago when Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom performed the feat.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of this year’s movies and stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest box office news.
Nick grew up in Maryland has degrees in Film Studies and Communications. His life goal is to walk the earth, meet people and get into adventures. He’s also still looking for The Adventures of Pete and Pete season 3 on DVD if anyone has a lead.
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