Spider-Man: Far From Home officially swung into theaters in North America yesterday, earning $39.25 million at the domestic box office, which Sony says makes it the largest opening on a Tuesday ever.
The Tuesday gross surpassed the previous single day total for any film on a Tuesday, beating out the record held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which didn’t open on a Tuesday but made $37.3 million in the single day.
The previous second place film was another Spider-Man movie, The Amazing Spider-Man from 2012, which did open on a Tuesday ahead of July 4 and made $35 million.
Prerelease estimates had suggested a six-day debut of around $125 million, but that’s now expected to rise as high as $150 million or more, which is obviously amazing news for the lagging summer box office.
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In related news, Far From Home has now officially been certified “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a very impressive 93%. This coincides nicely with the A Cinemascore audiences have given the teen romp.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) July 2, 2019
Far From Home is also benefitting from the “the blip” and “reverse blip” as its now known from Avengers: Endgame. The second Tom Holland outing will most likely give Sony a bump which has floundered lately at the box office with the likes of Men in Black: International.
Source: The Wrap