Some Spider-Man fans are taking to social media with reports of empty or near-empty screenings of the Spider-Man: Far From Home extended cut, issued to theaters Thursday amid online calls for a Sony boycott in the wake of the studio’s public divorce from Disney-owned Marvel Studios.
If this is any indication of how Sony movies will do now that they have pulled out of the deal with Disney, I think Disney fans won't have to worry about much. A whopping FOUR seats have been sold for the re-release of Far From Home at my theater: pic.twitter.com/IqJSMghlDl— Thanos (@FightOnTwist) August 29, 2019
The extended cut reinserts roughly four minutes of footage dropped from the original theatrical cut following Peter Parker (Tom Holland) running errands before embarking on a class trip to Europe.
This new footage, described in detail by ComicBook.com, includes three scenes glimpsed in trailers: Peter’s passport pickup, a stop at the deli-market operated by Mr. Delmar (Hemky Madera), and a quip-filled action sequence pitting an armor-wearing Spider-Man against a restaurant filled with gun-toting thugs.
These and other deleted scenes will be included on the blockbuster’s home release, which boasts over an hour of bonus features. The film is expected to be available to own digitally starting September 17.
Sony Pictures’ reissue comes after Far From Home emerged as the studio’s biggest ever film since first swinging into domestic theaters July 2, toppling 2012’s James Bond franchise entry Skyfall with a $1.11 billion worldwide haul.
It’s the second Marvel Cinematic Universe-branded film reissued to theaters with bonus content after Disney’s re-release of Avengers: Endgame, part of a final push to bypass James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest-grossing movie of all time — a feat Marvel Studios accomplished with a $2.79 billion global take.
The Far From Home extended cut is now playing in 2,781 locations and will expand onto nearly 400 more screens over the weekend for a total of 3,162 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. The box office-tracking site predicts the extended cut to pull in roughly $3 million over the three-day weekend.
Ticket sales at my theater for tonight’s re-release of #SpiderManFarFromHome. Plop. Do you smell that, @SonyPictures? It’s your own bullshit coming back to bite you in the ass.@Hermann22 @MarvelNewsCast @Sony @SpiderManMovie #SaveSpidey @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/U7c13zCMeR— Sarah Lydia (@sarahIydia) August 30, 2019
It's a long weekend so many people have off tomorrow. This is for Friday and Saturday night at one of the most popular theaters in nyc where I live pic.twitter.com/UW7tGEKRWD— rapgodnavi (@rapgodnavi) August 30, 2019
This is one of the most popular Movie Theaters in NYC. Only six seats sold..... pic.twitter.com/gBsMyXjslS— Char ❤ (@MileyWorld4Eva) August 30, 2019
Two of the more popular theaters in my area. (The red is me because I couldn’t see seating any other way if I didn’t pretend I was buying a seat 🙄). pic.twitter.com/FhbG37XMi5— Heretic (@incendonocturne) August 30, 2019
At Timesquare.. pic.twitter.com/YkjTFKz0Uc— Navon (@NavonWise) August 30, 2019
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