Spider-Man: Far From Home beats film industry box office forecasts


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"Spider-Man: Far From Home" is giving Hollywood a much needed reprieve after a difficult start to the summer.

Sony Pictures' latest superhero adventure in co-production with Marvel is estimated to have crossed over the $185 million mark at the North American box office since it opened on July 2nd.

Its weekend gross was $93.6 million with a theater average of $20k, sailing past “Toy Story 4” into first place.

The film has also managed to smash past $500 million at the worldwide box office, with its total haul now standing at $580 million.

Early reception for the film was overwhelmingly positive, with critics giving it a 91% rating and an even higher audience score of 96% according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer

(warning, the trailer contains spoilers)

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" features an all-star cast including Tom Holland (Peter Parker), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Zendaya (Michelle), Jon Favreau (Harold “Happy” Hogan) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Quentin Beck).

The film follows on from the events in Marvel’s smash hit “Avengers: Endgame” where Spider-Man must now take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

The latest Spider-Man outing has revived box office fortunes and given Hollywood executives an unexpectedly strong performance following disappointments at the box office for the whole industry since the start of 2019.

Could this be the start of a big turnaround in fortunes for Hollywood studios?

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