Spider-Man: Far From Home swung into cinemas a couple of weeks ago to highly positive reviews. Not only that, the film definitely seems to be resonating with the wider audience as well. It’s only been two weekends and the second solo Spider-Man movie in the MCU has already grossed over $US 847 million at the global box office, making it the third highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time worldwide, only behind Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 ($US 890 million) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($US 880 million). Far From Home will no doubt beat both these movies by its third weekend, sans inflation of course.
Here’s what’s particularly interesting. If we look at the North American box office alone, Spider-Man: Far From Home ($US 274.5 million) is merely the fifth highest-grossing Spidey movie of all time behind all three Sam Raimi movies and Homecoming. In fact, it looks like Far From Home will more than likely not beat Raimi’s first Spider-Man — remember the one with Green Goblin? — which grossed more than $US 403 million in North America, sans inflation.
However, things are completely different if we look at the anti-North American box office. Outside of North America, Spider-Man: Far From Home has already raked in $US 572 million, making it the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time. Coming in second place is Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 ($US 554 million), followed by Homecoming ($US 546 million).
At this point, it’s highly possible that Far From Home will go on to inch past the $US 1 billion mark, but it’s not going to be easy. The coming weeks will see the release of The Lion King and Hobbs & Shaw, which will certainly deter repeat viewings of Far From Home.
On a separate note, Avengers: Endgame has made another $US 2.8 million worldwide in its 12th weekend, putting its global cume at $US 2.7808 billion and a mere $US 7.2 million away from James Cameron’s Avatar. While this might give hope to some fans who desperately want to see the most pop-culturally relevant film of this generation sit on the highest peak of Mount Box Office, I’m still sticking by my previous prediction: Avengers: Endgame will not beat Avatar at the box office, despite its rerelease.
$US 7 million may not seem like much, but after 12 weekends, raking in even $US 2 million becomes a daunting task. It’s like playing football, as you approach the 90-minute mark, you’re tired, fatigued and just want to go home. Don’t expect Endgame to make $US 2 million another 3 weeks in a row, especially since The Lion King is about to roar its way into cinemas this week.