Spider-Man: Far From Home Dominates International Box-Office

Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man is dominating the international box office ahead of its release in North America, next week.

Spider-Man: Far From Home earned a huge $111 million this weekend when it launched in China, Japan and Hong Kong. Most of that came from China, where the superhero tentpole earned $98 million, marking the fourth-best start for a comic-book adventure behind “Avengers: Endgame,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Venom.”

In Japan, the “Spider-Man” sequel made $9.4 million, representing the second-biggest launch for a superhero movie in that territory. Hong Kong saw a $3.8 million opening weekend.

Spider-Man: Far From Home, the follow-up to “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” bows across the globe in almost all markets next weekend.

The movie picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” and follows Peter Parker, who is on a school trip to Europe. While abroad, he gets recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to face threats from an alternate dimension.