Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ soars to $32.5M at the Friday box office, bringing its four-day gross from the domestic market to $124M. The Marvel Cinematic Universe flick is set to cross $180M mark this weekend, according to estimates. If the figures hold, it will exceed Sony’s estimates that fall between $125M to $150M range. Excellent word-of-mouth and the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ hangover fuel the ‘Spider-Man’ movie in the box office race. The movie has scored as 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on Cinemascore.
The 2017 MCU flick ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ earned $154M in its first six days at the box office. The movie also went on to collect $334M domestic and $880M international gross. According to the latest figures from cash registers, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ exceeds all expectations of the studio which suffered a backlash when ‘Men in Black: International’ met with a lukewarm response at the global market and ended up with a mere $71M.
‘Far From Home’ picks up the MCU saga after the events of ‘Endgame,’ while Peter Parker a.k.a Spider-Man (Tom Holland) struggles to cope-up with a world without Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). His grief is replaced by rage and action when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits him for Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in a mission to save the world from Elementals. The movie also marks the end of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ is expected to cross the crucial $300M mark at the domestic box office in its third weekend while finishing at the second place. The movie has an estimated holiday weekend gross of $33.3M. The final installment in the ‘Toy Story’ film franchise has already earned a domestic haul of $284M.
Universal and Working Title’s ‘Yesterday’ captures the third spot with the help of strong word-of-mouth. The movie has earned $10M in its second weekend. Though the Beatles-inspired flick suffered a 39% drop from the opening haul of $17M, it still attracts viewers.
Warner Bros. and New Line horror ultimatum ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ continues to spread fear with a $9.6M estimated weekend earnings. The movie finishes fourth this week behind ‘Yesterday.’ Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ rounds out the weekly top 5 with a massive $900M haul globally. The live-action remake of the fairy tale holds an estimated haul of $7.7M in its seventh weekend with an impressive domestic total of $320M.
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