Spider-Man: Far from Home: Tom Holland–Hollywood’s New Big Thing

After his successful turn in the blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, Tom Holland’s hero is headed back to multiplexes on July 4 holiday weekend for Spider-Man: Far from Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony’s Marvel Comic entry, which cost $160 million to produce, is expected to earn $154 million during its first 6 days of release.  This year, Independence Day is on a Thursday, so the studio is opening the film on Tuesday.

The comic-book adventure looks to be a boost on its predecessor, Spider-Man: Homecoming, in 2017.  The first Holland-led installment opened with $117 million and earned $334 million in the US and a mighty $880 million worldwide.

Spider Man: Far from Home, a direct sequel to Homecoming, is the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The tale follows Peter Parker who, while on a school trip to Europe, gets recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to face threats from an alternate dimension.

The Spidey sequel picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” the box office hit that is now the second-biggest movie of all time with $2.73 billion in global ticket sales.

Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, and Marisa Tomei all return for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Many sequels have fared poorly this summer: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Dark Phoenix” were big flops at the box office.