Spider-Man: Far From Home is looking to spin big bucks at the box office on its opening weekend.
The Tom Holland-led sequel is tracking to earn at least $150 – $160 million over its six-day run during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Distributor Sony Pictures’ early tracking pegs the movie opening at $154 million, but that feels conservative. As Sony makes their final marketing push leading up to opening day, some pundits see Spidey’s first movie post-Avengers: Endgame scoring as high as $180 million in its Tuesday through Sunday run.
Far From Home will easily surpass Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s opening weekend. That 2017 summer hit bowed to $117 million over its three-day opening, on its way to an impressive $880 million global take.
Movies featuring Marvel heroes that open after an Avengers movie tend to get a boost at the box office on their opening weekends. 2013’s Iron Man 3 was the first Marvel movie to open after The Avengers and it rode that wave of goodwill to a $174 million opening, for example. More recently, Captain Marvel saw another bump in the box office charts after Endgame hit theaters.
Far From Home, the second movie in Marvel-Sony’s collaboration with the character, is one of the summer’s most anticipated blockbusters; it’s shaping up to be one of the few sequels this season not to suffer from franchise fatigue.
The movie takes place after the events of Endgame, as it finds Peter Parker on a European vacation with his classmates. Soon, Peter is forced to put on his Spidey suit and work with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to stop new Elemental threats while dealing with the enigma that is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. (Also, Gyllenhaal’s character is from an alternate reality that was created thanks to Thanos’ Snap. Because comic book movies.)
Should Far From Home hit the higher end of its tracking, it will be the biggest opening ever for a Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters July 2.