New Spider-Man extended cut set to take a bite out of Labor Day weekend box office

Holiday version of ‘Far From Home’ features new action sequence

While the rest of us relax during the Labor Day holiday weekend, Sony’s working hard for the money with the new, extended-cut Spider-Man: Far from Home. The film, featuring about four additional minutes, is set for release Thursday throughout the U.S. and Canada. Far From Home’s also available in IMAX® and large formats in select locations.

Just when you thought Avengers: End Game had soaked up all the profits of comic book characters coming to life in live-action films, up jumps this new film with Spider-Man up to his neck in crazy criminals.

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“Far From Home” has grossed over $1 billion worldwide. (Sony Pictures)

And what a moneymaker! The film has become Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time.  As of August 18, the film had taken in over $376 million domestically and $732 million internationally. So, bottom line, this 1962 story about a man bit by a spider and transformed into a crime-fighting hero has earned over one billion 21st century dollars worldwide!

Spider-Man working over Labor Day weekend

True Spider-Man fans can expect all the usual excitement of any Spider-Man movie but this bulked-up release packs goo-gobs of perks, giving them more bang for their many millions of bucks. Just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend, fans will marvel (yes, we said it) over an extended cut of the film including a never-before-seen action sequence that wasn’t shown overseas.

Just when you thought Avengers: End Game had soaked up all the profits of comic book characters coming to life in live-action films, up jumps this new film with Spider-Man up to his neck in crazy criminals.

This is exciting stuff. Still, since we’re die-hard fans of all the Spider-Man movies, this one won’t seem the same without the now expected cameo of beloved Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. Hopefully, he’s in Comic Book Heaven looking down at the proceedings with a smile on his mustached face.

By the way, since it’s Labor Day, why not check out some classic films about working (since you don’t have to do it, all you have to do is watch it?) Here are three of our all-time favorites:

  • 9 to 5: Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin starred in this 1980 release which was one of the first comedic takes on women’s equity in the workplace. You’ll be pleased to know that there’s talk of a reboot with all three ladies. (Now that you’ve got the melody of the title song spinning in your head, you won’t be able to get rid of it all day!)
  • Norma Rae: Sally Field won her second Oscar for this 1979 labor-centric flick. (Yes, Sally, we really, really loved you!)
  • Metropolis: Iconic director Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film never seems to feel dated. The movie examines the dangers of technology in a futuristic setting. Invite friends, pop some corn and enjoy your Labor Day!

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