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Spider-Man: Far From Home Becomes First Spider-Man Movie To Hit $1 Billion Mark

Spider-Man: Far From Home has become the ninth Marvel film to surpass the $1 billion mark, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie, which is also a Sony property, is also the first Spider-Man title to hit the box office figure.

The publication reveals that the recent release is just the second film from Sony to join the billion-dollar club, with 2012's Skyfall the first entrant. The milestone sees Sony become the first company apart from Disney to touch a billion since Warner Bros.' Aquaman pulled in $1.14 billion after dropping last December.

Far From Home reached the figure on Thursday, grossing $333 million in the US, having made $672 million overseas to reach a total of $1.005 billion.

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The movie stars Tom Holland, who previously appeared in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The 23-year-old is also set to play a younger version of Drake in the upcoming Uncharted film adaptation.

Homecoming was the biggest Spider-Man movie before Far From Home came along, having attracted $880 million after its release in 2017. The latter is only the 40th movie to pass the $1 billion mark and the third of 2019 behind Endgame and Captain Marvel, both Disney/Marvel titles. Endgame recently passed Avatar as the top-grossing film of all time on a global scale, while Disney's Aladdin is not far from passing $1 billion globally.

Far From Home is now Sony's second-highest-grossing title ever, passing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It picks up after Endgame, which saw Peter Parker's idol Iron Man meet his end and throws Spidey and Nick Fury into a battle to defend the world without Tony Stark and other Avengers.

The movie launched on June 26 and has managed to draw in over $1 billion one day shy of a month.

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