Sony and Marvel Studios Spiderman: Far From Home is flying high at the Tuesday box office launching to a record $39.3 million. That makes the superhero flick the best showing ever for a movie opening on a Tuesday. The previous record holder was, surprise surprise, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ which took in $35 million in July 2012.
Box office analysts are aiming high with the film and predicting a six-day debut of about $150 million. However, the studio is being more conservative and predicting somewhere around $125 million.
Tom Holland returns as the iconic superhero in the new installment that picks up after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which opened in late April on its way to becoming the No. 2-grossing movie of all time at the global box office.
The film finds Holland’s Peter Parker, aka Spiderman, and Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury adjusting to a world – spoiler: if you haven’t watched ‘Endgame’ yet, that’s on you – without Iron Man and other Avengers to defend it.
This also means that Spiderman: Far From Home will conclude Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which started with the rollout of Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
Other Fourth of July holiday offerings includes ‘Midsommar,’ a horror pic directed by Ari Aster who is known for his film ‘Hereditary.’ The specialty film follows a group of Americans who travel to Sweden to take part in a solstice festival. The film is tracking to open in the single digits.