The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is the current champion of Sony Pictures. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” passed the $1.1B mark this week, beating the studio’s previous record-holder, the James Bond film “Skyfall.”
A few of the Spider-Man films from yesteryear came close to reaching the $1B mark, but “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was the first film in the franchise to achieve the record. The original 2002 movie with Tobey Maguire made $821M, and the sequel made $783M in 2004. Maguire’s final installment, “Spider-Man 3,’ made $890M in 2007. Andrew Garfield took the role over in 2012, and “The Amazing Spider-Man” made $757.9M worldwide. Garfield’s followup in 2014, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” earned $708.9M for the studio. After Garfield exited the project, Tom Holland took over, and Spider-Man joined the MCU. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” made $880M in 2017.
In-between “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sony Pictures released “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which brought in $375.4M and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
All of the modern-day Spider-Man films have been financially successful, but allowing Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of Sony Pictures most profitable decisions. Thanks to deal with Marvel, the studio already has two major hits with MCU star Tom Holland, and Sony Pictures got to release the first movie connected to the MCU after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
Jon Watts directed “Spider-Man: Far From Home” for the studio, and the film featured Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie opened at the top of the box office back in July with a $92.5M domestic opening weekend. In worldwide gross, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” currently sits in ninth place overall within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie sits above “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and below “Captain Marvel.”
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