Yesterday we were finally hit with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts' much-anticipated follow-up Spider-Man: Far from Home starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. And wouldn't you just know it? This morning we're already hearing that Marvel's new Spider-Man movie has (ironically) bested director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield's opening Tuesday record with a stellar $39.3 million in its first day of wide release.
Sony is being conservative and suggesting the Far From Home snags a six-day total of $125 million, but box office analysts predict the film will pull in around $150 million - if not more - for the newest web-slinging adventure. After all, Spider-Man: Far From Home is playing in 4,634 theaters, which is in itself a record-breaker for the month of July. As mentioned above, Spider-Man: Far From Home's opening day haul is the best showing ever for a movie opening on a Tuesday, (not adjusted for inflation) besting previous record holder The Amazing Spider-Man which snagged $35M back in July 2012.
Spider-Man: Far From Home's success isn't much of surprise considering the movie has a current 93% fresh rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: "A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU." Plus it's coming off all the good faith of Avengers: Endgame which managed to pull in a current domestic total of $842.7 million, plus a foreign haul of $1.9 billion for a current worldwide total of $2.7 billion. Whoa.
And let's not forget, director Jon Watt's and Tom Holland's previous Spider-Man adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming was no slouch either. That film scored itself a 92% fresh rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that read: "Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building." Not only that, but the first flick snagged a box-office total of $334.2 million here in the states and a worldwide total of $880.1 million on a budget of $175 million. Not too shabby.
Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Tom Holland return as Peter Parker / Spider-Man along with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Zendaya as Michelle "MJ"Jones, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Jon Favreau as Harold "Happy" Hogan, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio. Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts returns to helm this new outing from a screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers based on the classic character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. As always, Kevin Feige produces this new MCU movie along with long-time Spider-Man movie producer Amy Pascal. Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in a jam-packed movie theater near you.
And while we're here, Herediatary writer-director Ari Aster's new nightmare Midsommar starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, and Will Poulter previewed at 1,951 theaters last night and got off to a solid start with $1.1 million. Midsommar officially opens today and is tracking towards a single digit opening weekend, which isn't bad considering that Aster's Herediatary opened to $13.5 million back on June 8, 2018, and ended up snagging a total of $44 million domestic and $79.3 million worldwide. This update comes to us via Deadline.