July 3 (UPI) — Sony and Marvel’s latest superhero epic “Spider-Man: Far From Home” swung into theaters on Tuesday, earning a record setting $39.3 million at the box office.
The amount is enough to give “Spider-Man: Far From Home” the record for best opening on a Tuesday, not adjusted for inflation.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” breaks the record previously set by another film starring the iconic web-head, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which also opened on a Tuesday in July with $35 million.
The film is estimated to earn close to $150 million over its six-day opening. Sony is suggesting it will earn a lower, $125 million.
Worldwide, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has collected $111 million after opening last weekend in China and Japan.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” once again stars Tom Holland in the lead role as he encounters the villainous Mysterio, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. Holland’s first solo adventure, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” grossed $880 million worldwide.