Spider-Man: Far from Home is on track to dominate the holiday box office upon its release next month. The first installment ended up with over $880 million globally after its theatrical run and the sequel could end up beating that grand total after the release of Avengers: Endgame in April. The world is curious to see what a post Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe looks like and Far From Home will provide our first look. Aside from mourning the loss of Tony Stark, things are looking a bit light hearted in comparison to the last MCU installment.
Initial tracking has Avengers: Endgame making anywhere from $150 million to $160 million for its six-day holiday grand total. The studio is placing it at a conservative $154 million, while other are estimating as high as $180 million when all is said and done. In comparison, Spider-Man: Far From Home opened in 2017 with a three-day total of $117 million. The July 2nd release date ensures it will dominate, even with the July 4th slowdown.
This should come as no surprise since the MCU has only been getting bigger over the last handful of years. Spider-Man: Far From Home could end up doing even better in its opening weekend as Sony ramps up the promotional tour in the next few weeks. Plus, word of mouth will be key in getting some fans into theaters who were initially on the fence. If all goes well, Far From Home could end up crossing the $1 billion mark like Captain Marvel did earlier this year. With that being said, there will be some summer competition later on down the line.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in theaters on July 26th and it will more than likely end up bringing some people into theaters. The following weekend introduces Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which will also bring some competition into the late summer box office race. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final movie in the MCU’s Phase 3, so many fans are hoping to get a clue as to what is going to be up next in the MCU’s Phase 4. This could end up bringing even more people into theaters during the opening weekend.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is bringing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker on a summer European class trip. From all of the trailers and TV spots, it looks like his vacation isn’t going to be very relaxing at all. Nick Fury is on the hunt for him and has him team-up with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio to take down the Elementals, who are wreaking havoc across Europe. But will Mysterio remain to be an ally throughout the movie, or will things change? For now, that will remain a mystery. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to reveal the Spider-Man: Far From Home box office estimates.