Surprise! Hey, I said Tom Holland wouldn’t make this list for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in 2019. I didn’t say he wouldn’t make the list at all. Holland has proven himself to be a wildly popular choice as Spider-Man, but with $8.6 billion worldwide, everyone is really popular as Spider-Man. The multibillion-dollar property’s biggest hit by far was Holland-starring ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ which opened to $260 million in late 2021, rising to 1.9. billion dollars worldwide. For context, that’s nearly $800 million more than the franchise’s next highest-grossing movie (not adjusted for inflation), 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Still, “No Way Home” featured the three cinematic Spider-Men live-action (Holland, Tobey McGuire, and Andrew Garfield), and it was a “Spider-Man” movie. Can I really count Holland as a cheeky movie star? Well, a few months later, Holland proved his bona fides at the box office when “Uncharted” topped the charts, earning $44 million more than expected. Meanwhile, “No Way Home” remained strong with $7.4 million in its 10th week, good enough for a third-place finish. Two huge franchises? Two places in the top 10? Tom Holland may well join Cruise and Hanks on the list of Toms superstars.