As we reported earlier this week, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is now Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time. It took Spider-Man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe to beat the record, but now he sits atop Sony Pictures’ 95-year history in film. Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures made the official announcement this week that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” passed the James Bond film “Skyfall.” Sony Pictures stated that through August 18th, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” made $376.7M domestically and $732.9m internationally for a worldwide cume of $1.109 billion.
To celebrate the achievement, on August 29th the studio is releasing an extended cut of the film featuring approximately four additional minutes of a never-before-seen action sequence. The extended cut will be released in theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The studio also stated that the extended cut version of the film will also be available in IMAX and large formats in select locations.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” came out swinging earlier this year at the box office. The film’s domestic opening earned $185M for the six-day holiday weekend, and was an all-time opening six-day record for Sony Pictures. The opening was also the best-ever six-day opening for a Spider-Man film, and the best six-day opening for a film launching over the Fourth of July holiday. On opening day, July 2nd, the film opened to the biggest Tuesday numbers of all time with $39.3M. Not bad for your average friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
The movie then became the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie overseas and opened at the top of 65 markets including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The film’s global rollout began on June 28th in China, Hong Kong, and Japan with a $111M cumulative opening. China debuted to $97.7M, which was the seventh-largest opening of all-time for a studio film in the market, and Sony Pictures‘ second-biggest opening there. Japan opened with $9.4M, which was the second-biggest superhero movie launch in the last decade. Hong Kong opened with $3.7 million, becoming the fifth-biggest Friday-to-Sunday opening of all-time, and Sony Pictures’ best-ever opening in that market.
Spider-Man got a boost at the box office being the first film connected to the MCU after “Avengers: Endgame.” Jon Watts directed the movie, with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers writing the script. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal produced the project, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Rachel O’Connor, Stan Lee, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach serving as executive producers.
The film stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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