Critics predict Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home — the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and a direct follow-up to Avengers: Endgame — will earn more than $170 million in its first six days in theaters. However, Sony sees the movie scoring a cool $154 million.
The movie is on track to top Spider-Man: Homecoming’s box office earnings in its opening week, which totaled $117 million between July 7 and July 9 last year, according to Deadline. Homecoming became Sony’s second-highest-earning movie in the U.S. after Spider-Man 3, which earned $151.1 million.
Spider-Man Far From Home is already a hit across social media. The movie’s second trailer, which debuted in May, gained 135.2 million views worldwide in 24 hours, while the teaser, which debuted in January, earned 130 million views. The sequel’s trailer has almost 61 million views on YouTube.
“Far From Home is being perceived as the very last page in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe before the entire property shifts to another cast, ‘stage’ or ‘phase. …’ So, fans and summer moviegoers alike are looking to this movie co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal as the last tease or wrap-up from Avengers: Endgame — as Far From Home certainly shares an Endgame storyline — before the next MCU phase begins. With Far From Home‘s SMU already exceeding opening weekend levels for the superhero genre, look for this title to have an extremely successful domestic run,” social media monitor RelishMix tells Deadline.
Movie industry pros are saying Far From Home‘s current success — even before the movie’s premiere — is thanks to what they call “the Endgame effect.” Fans just need to see what will happen next to Peter Parker and people who survived the Infinity War the second time around. I mean, the kid just got a second chance at life during Endgame. I’d like to see how it unfolds, too.
For fans who can’t give up on the MCU’s story just yet, advance tickets are available now.
Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres in theaters on July 2.
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