'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Delivers Record $185 Million Opening
by Brad Brevet
July 7, 2019
It has been a while since we saw a sequel deliver on expectations, but, this weekend, Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home delivered the largest six-day opening ever for a Tuesday release, leading the weekend box office and helping the top 12 outperform the same weekend last year for the first time in four weeks. Meanwhile, A24's Midsommar delivered the largest indie opening of the year while landing just outside the weekend top five.
Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home delivered a #1 finish at the weekend box office as Marvel still proves mighty. The pic debuted on Tuesday last week, entering the weekend with over $91 million already in its coffers, and over the three-day it topped that figure, bringing in an estimated $93.6 million for a six-day start totaling over $185 million. The performance is the largest six-day opening for a Tuesday opener and 22nd largest six-day performance of all-time. This is on top of the film already delivering the largest Tuesday opening day ever, not to mention the second widest opening ever as it debuted in a massive 4,634 locations.
It's difficult to compare the film's debut to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming given the Tuesday debut, but after six days Far from Home is already out-pacing its predecessor by over $30 million. The film is also a hit with audiences, just as it was with critics, earning an "A" CinemaScore from opening day crowds and currently sitting with an 8.1/10 rating from IMDb users. Opening weekend crowds were 60% male with 42% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 or older.
Internationally, Far from Home debuted in three markets last weekend and this weekend expanded that reach to all but Italy, where the film will launch this coming Wednesday. After a strong start last weekend the webslinger delivered $244 million from 66 markets this weekend for an overseas cume that now totals $395 million and a global tally reaching $580 million. Top market debuts include Tuesday's launch in South Korea where the film has brought in $33.8 million. Additionally, the UK's six-day launch totals $17.8 million and Mexico delivered $13.9 million in four days. The film began playing on Monday in Australia where it has now delivered nearly $12 million and Russia added another $9.6 million. The film's top overseas market is China, where it opened last weekend, and this weekend the film's cume now climbs to over $167 million.
Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 moves to second place in its third weekend, bringing in an estimated $34.4 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $300 million to $306.6 million. Internationally, the animated feature delivered over $43 million this weekend for an overseas cume that now stands at $343.4 million and a global cume that now totals $650 million.
Universal's Yesterday dipped just -37% in its second weekend, bringing in an estimated $10.75 million and pushing its domestic cume to $36.8 million after ten days in release. Yesterday also added seven new locations internationally this weekend including France ($1.3m) and Spain ($1m), and brought in nearly $8 million from 35 markets now in play. Overall the film's overseas cume now totals over $20 million for a $57 million global tally.
WB's Annabelle Comes Home landed in fourth with an estimated $9.75 million, dipping -52% in its second weekend as the film's domestic cume now tops $50 million after 12 days in release. Internationally, the film added over $20 million from 9 markets this weekend for an overseas cume just shy of $85 million and a worldwide total creeping up on $135 million.
Rounding out the top five is Disney's Aladdin, which added another $7.6 million this weekend as the film's domestic cume now totals over $320 million. Internationally, the film brought in another $16.2 million this weekend as the overseas cume climbs over $600 million for a worldwide total that now totals over $921 million.
Finishing just outside the top five is A24's Midsommar, which opened on Wednesday last week and delivered an estimated $6.56 million for the three-day weekend while finishing with nearly $11 million for the five-day frame. The film received a "C+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which is actually an improvement over writer/director Ari Aster's Hereditary, which enjoyed a 3.2x multiplier last June.
In limited release, Roadside's Marianne & Leonard brought in an estimated $44,311 from four locations ($11,078 PTA) and Balcony's release of The Cat Rescuers delivered $7,002 from three theaters ($2,334 PTA).
Next weekend sees the release of Paramount's crocodile thriller Crawl and R-rated Fox comedy Stuber.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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