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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' becomes the first Spidey film to cross $1 billion mark worldwide

Poster of Spider Man: Far From Home. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 26, 2019, 04.12 PM (IST)

Marvel has done it again! Its latest release 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' has crossed the $ 1 billion mark worldwide and is the first film from the franchise to achieve this feat. 

The previous highest-grossing Spider-Man movie was the third film in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, with a worldwide total of $890 million.

'Far From Home' is the third film in Marvel Cinematic Universe films to cross the $1 billion mark in 2019. 'Avengers: Endgame' recently dethroned Avatar for the all-time number one spot, by earning $2.79 billion at the box office. 

However, trade analysts argue that when one adjusted the inflation rate, 'Spider-Man 3’s' total would amount to $1.3 billion in 2019 dollars, despite it not releasing in 3D and barely screening in China. While 'Spider-Man 3' made a mere $18 million in China in 2007, 'Far From Home' has made over $200 million. The film also made more than Rs 70 crore in India.

Fans of the superhero franchise took to Twitter to celebrate the film's earning. 

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'Far From Home' featuring Tom Holland as Spidey also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Samuel L Jackson in prominent roles. The film picks up from where 'Avengers: Endgame' ends as Peter Parker is shown coming to terms with his mentor, Tony Stark's death. 

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The previous highest-grossing Spider-Man movie was the third film in Sam Raimi’s original trilogy, with a worldwide total of $890 million.