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While “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has fallen out of the Top 10 on the domestic box office charts, it is still a big weekend for the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, as it will pass the 2012 James Bond movie “Skyfall” as Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film in studio history with over $1.1 billion grossed.Released two months after “Avengers: Endgame” ended the MCU as fans knew it, “Far From Home” served as a palette cleanser and a taste of what Marvel Studios had in store for the next phase of the story. And moviegoers worldwide were ready for more Marvel, as the film earned $111 million from China, Japan and Hong Kong in late June before opening in the U.S. ahead of the 4th of July holiday and earning a $185 million six-day launch. That included a Tuesday box office record $39.3 million, as well as a $25.7 million July 4 total that ranked second-highest on the all-time Independence Day box office list.Also Read: 'Toy Story 4' Crosses $1 Billion, Fifth Disney Film to Hit Global Box Office Landmark in 2019Since then, “Far From Home” has become the first “Spider-Man” film ever to gross over $1 billion worldwide, passing the $880 million earned by its direct predecessor, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It has set opening weekend records for Sony in 35 countries, earning $733 million overseas to go with its $376.5 million domestic total. $205 million of that total came from China, placing it behind only “Venom” as the second-highest ever total grossed by a Sony film in that market.After this weekend, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will stand as the fourth highest grossing film of 2019, sitting behind “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King” and “Captain Marvel.” It will be approximately $20 million away from passing “Captain Marvel” for the No. 3 spot, as its fellow MCU film grossed $1.12 billion this past spring.On the studio side, Sony has grossed $809 million domestically so far this year, and should pass the $1 billion mark after a busy Q4. The studio will release the horror-comedy film “Zombieland: Double Tap” this October, followed by Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” and the likely Oscar contender “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” in November. Sony will then cap off the year with “Jumanji: The Next Level,” the sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” which earned $962 million worldwide two years ago.Read original story ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ to Pass $1.1 Billion Global Gross, Becomes Sony’s Top Box Office Hit At TheWrap
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Multiple reports say that Archie Mountbatten-Windsor may share a striking similarity with his father, Prince Harry.
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The two were all smiles and photographed kissing while out in Los Angeles on Friday night.
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HBOLast week on Real Time, host Bill Maher devoted the lion’s share of his opening monologue to President Trump’s bizarre hospital visit in El Paso, Texas, where none of the mass-shooting victims treated there wished to meet with him. He also focused on Tucker Carlson’s divorced-from-reality claim that white supremacy is a “hoax.”On Friday night, the comedian sank his teeth into Trump once more, this time focusing on a jab the president threw at the HBO host during a recent rally in Pittsburgh. “You have one guy on television: ‘I’m telling you he's not leaving-he’s going to win and then he’s not leaving, so in 2024, he won’t leave, I’m telling you.’ This is a serious person,” Trump said on Tuesday. “These people have gone stone cold crazy.” The comment came on the heels of Trump tweeting the following about Maher:Cue Maher: “Trump has been tweeting about me and talking about me at his rallies, so my anxiety level is very high. I’m hoping he’ll get distracted by his new plan-I’m not making this up-he wants to buy Greenland… and name it ‘New Ivanka.’”Yes, the news broke this week that Trump had apparently asked his aides if the country of Greenland could be purchased by the U.S.“He had two Nuremberg rallies this week, and the highlight for me is at the one last night, he told a protester, ‘You have a weight problem!’ That’s like mocking virgins at Comic-Con, isn’t it?” cracked Maher. (It later emerged that it wasn’t a protester at all but rather a supporter.) Maher also unpacked the perilous state of the U.S. economy, which may be headed toward a recession. “Trump, the financial genius, is driving the economy over the cliff,” Maher explained. “His new slogan is: Make America Atlantic City Again. Did you see what happened in the stock market this week? I spent more time gasping for breath than Jeffrey Epstein.” Bill Maher Exposes Fox News’ Tucker Carlson For Claiming White Supremacy Is a ‘Hoax’Later on during the panel portion, where he was joined by The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff and Rick Wilson, Maher defended his position of wishing for a recession to get rid of Trump. “I’ve been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession, and people get mad at me. Sean Hannity thinks I’m actually causing a recession. I do not have this power but he seems to be wanting to blame it on me, like I’m a genie and could make this happen,” said Maher, before pivoting to Trump’s anti-environment moves, including rolling back the Endangered Species Act. “[Recessions] don’t last forever. You know what lasts forever? Wiping out species-and people.” What Maher seemed to conveniently overlook is how an economic recession would wipe out many, many people. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.