When any movie grosses a billion dollars, it’s a huge accomplishment and reason to celebrate for everyone involved, including the fans that helped it reach that milestone. In the case of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, which has now officially swung past that mark, that brings extra bragging rights. ‘Far From Home’ is the only ‘Spider-Man’ film ever to reach $1B during its theatrical run, making it the highest-grossing ‘Spidey’ flick of all.
$333 million came from the domestic box office, and $672 million came from the international market. This makes it Sony’s second-highest-grossing movie internationally ever, slipping past ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ ($963M), and trailing behind ‘Skyfall’ ($1.109B). It is believed that ‘Far From Home’ could very well top 007 by the end of its theatrical run. (In the US, ‘Jumanji:WttJ’ was Sony’s #1 movie, but ‘Skyfall’ ranks higher worldwide.)
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Speaking of the foreign and domestic box office, despite being the highest-grossing ‘Spider-Man’ movie worldwide, ‘Far From Home’ still has some work to do before it’s the #1 domestic ‘Spidey’ flick. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ earned $334.2M domestic, while ‘Spider-Man 3’ made $336.5M, ‘Spider-Man 2’ made $373.6M, and the very first ‘Spider-Man’ made $403.7M. Yes, even after all this time, and despite the fact that the current films tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, those first three movies, directed by Sam Raimi, starring Tobey Maguire, are still the tops. (Once again, worldwide the figures are skewed and ‘Spider-Man 3’, as terrible as it was, was the #1 ‘Spidey’ entry until now.)
‘Far From Home’ is now the #10 highest-grossing movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ironically replacing ‘Homecoming’. It trails behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Infinity War’, the first ‘Avengers’, ‘Age of Ultron’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and ‘Captain Marvel’.
One thing that is true, however, is that Tom Holland‘s contract is almost up and he only has one solo ‘Spidey’ installment left. Once that is fulfilled, it will be up to Holland to decide whether he wants to keep playing Peter Parker (he seems to want to), Sony to decide if they want to make more movies with Holland, and if they want to continue to collaborate with Disney/Marvel Studios to keep sharing Holland/Spider-Man.
But it will likely be a couple of years before we find out what will come next, as the second sequel hasn’t been announced or scheduled. For the time being, Holland is set to star in the film adaptation of the video game ‘Uncharted’, and in the drama ‘Cherry’ to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.
If you still haven’t seen it or if you want to check it out again, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is playing in theaters everywhere, and was the #2 movie in the US this past weekend.