"Spider-Man: Far From Home" reached new heights at the domestic box office, taking in $39.3 million — a record for a movie opening on a Tuesday.
The previous record was held by 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man," which earned $35 million (both figures not adjusted for inflation).
Box office experts are predicting a six-day debut, through the weekend, of more than $150 million. Sony, however, is setting the more modest expectation of $125 million.
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" is the last chapter in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." It likely got a boost as the movie immediately following "Avengers: Endgame," which Marvel re-released in theaters last weekend. That was a bid to top "Avatar" as the No. 1 grossing movie of all time (which it landed shy of), but also to promote "Far From Home."
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" picks up after the events of "Endgame," with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) adjusting to a world without Iron Man and Captain America.
Peter Parker's relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures -- each representing Earth, air, water and fire -- emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent. Read More