SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Swings Into Theaters With Heroic Box Office Start
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home arrived in theaters yesterday and promptly broke a Tuesday box office record. What’s funny about that is that the film it unseated to break that record…was another Spider-Man movie.
The previous title holder for Best Tuesday Opening was none other than 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. But Far From Home surpassed TASM‘s $35M yesterday, earning $39.3M.
So it would appear that Peter Parker has a thing for Tuesdays.
The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming has a little turbo fuel, of course, in that it’s the follow-up to April’s Avengers: Endgame. Referred to as the end of Marvel’s Phase 4 of films, Spider-Man: Far From Home is essentially the epilogue to one of the biggest events in cinematic history. So people were bound to show up for this one no matter what the buzz was.
Thankfully, in this case, the buzz has been overwhelmingly positive which bodes well for the future success of Far From Home. The film currently holds a 94% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as generally positive- though far less enthusiastic- marks on Metacritic.
Now the big question is how the film will fare in its overall opening weekend, with some Hollywood analysts predicting it could surpass $150M domestically and up north of $350M worldwide by this time on Monday. To that effect, Spider-Man: Far From Home has already raked in over $98 in China alone.
If you’re in the New York area and would like to see Spider-Man: Far From Home alongside Revenge of The Fans contributors like myself, Brett Miro (The Revengers and Play It LOUDCast), Robb Moreira (The Play It LOUDCast), and our critic Tony Artiga (whose Far From Home review goes up tomorrow!), e-mail me at MFR@RevengeOfTheFans.com to join in on our Revenger Watch Party.
We’ll be catching the film at 8PM at the AMC Lincoln Square theater in New York City. Folks who have attended these in the past know the deal, but if you’ve never been: We’ll see the movie together, then hang out after to discuss our thoughts on it and do a little postmortem.
Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder of Revenge of The Fans. Previously, he's written for Latino-Review, IGN, Moviehole, and The Splash Report. He's also the host of the top-rated show The Fanboy Podcast and the co-host of The Revengers Podcast. E-Mail: MFR@RevengeOfTheFans.com | Twitter: @I_AM_MFR