During the July 4 holiday week, Spider-Man: Far From Home proved that superhero fatigue hasn’t happened yet. Spider-Man’s second movie made an estimated $185 million in North America during the first six days it was in theaters, exceeding Sony’s expectations by $60 million. It made $580 million at the global box office during its first 10 days.
This marks Tom Holland’s fifth outing as Spider-Man in the MCU and first sequel for his own series. Holland debuted as Peter Parker in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, had his first starring role in Spider-Man: Homecoming a year later, and then was part of the large ensemble of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Far From Home closes out the MCU’s Phase Three as the epilogue of the Infinity Saga. Marvel has announced movies that’ll make up Phase Four, which will include Black Widow, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi, along with sequels for Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
This result was a major boost for the otherwise lackluster summer movie season. The domestic box office has seen several sequels underperform in recent weeks, including Men In Black: International, Dark Phoenix, and Toy Story 4. The second half of the summer has potential to follow Spider-Man’s success with releases of The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Hobbs & Shaw.