Spider-Man: Far From Home has now made $1 billion worldwide, making it the first Spider-Man movie to reach that level without adjusting for inflation.
THR reports that this is Sony’s second time reaching the billion-dollar mark, the first being the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. It’s a rare accomplishment, which Sony shares with Disney and Warner Bros. thanks to the success of Aquaman last December.
Far From Home reached a projected $333 million domestically and $672 million overseas, to total $1.005 billion. This also tops the previous Spider-Man movie, Homecoming, which earned $880 million. The only other two movies to earn more than $1 billion this year were both Marvel films. Those were Avengers: Endgame which set a new box office record, and Captain Marvel.
Spider-Man: Far From Home probably enjoyed a boost from Endgame. While Spidey goes on his own adventure, a large part of the plot serves as an epilogue to events from Endgame. The story focuses on Peter Parker vacationing in Europe when he meets the apparent superhero Mysterio, who says he has crossed from another dimension in the multiverse.
“It’s full of heart and good intentions, clever, quick-witted, and confident enough to pull off some really insane reveals,” Meg Downey wrote in GameSpot’s review. “The parts that work, work very, very well. But the parts that don’t tend to feel like stubbed toes or irritating splinters–not life-threatening by any means, but distracting at best and annoying at worst; like someone pulled the curtain back on the MCU’s systemic shortcomings a little too far. Still, if you can ignore that–and it’ll be easier for some than it is for others, depending on your relationship to the MCU at large–you’re in for a pretty good ride.”