Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Hello! Welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's culture news roundup. What's in store this fine day? Well, for one, Spider-Man: Far From Home is still a blockbuster. For another, there might be a new 007 soon, and Avengers: Endgame just lost a box-office battle. Keep reading to catch up. Spidey Swings in to No. 1—Again Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its box-office domination this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million domestically. With no new tentpole movies hitting theaters on Friday, it was a pretty easy victory for the web slinger, whose latest film has made $850 million globally. His dominance, however, likely won't last long. Disney's remake of The Lion King hits theaters this weekend and is already making …

Avengers: Endgame Broke Nearly Every Box-Office Record

Hello and congratulations on surviving the Battle of Winterfell! (Don't worry, we'll get to Game of Thrones soon enough.) This is, of course, the latest edition of The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of all the biggest pop culture news. What's in store? Well, for one, Avengers: Endgame did even better at the box office than anyone expected—and people expected a lot. Also, Twitter got really excited about everything going down in Westeros last night. Let's get into it. Avengers: Endgame Just $1.2 Billion. Yes, Billion As expected, Marvel's latest movie broke nearly every box-office record imaginable this past weekend, bringing in some $350 in North America and $1.2 billion total worldwide. Avengers: Endgame, which was initially projected to make $850 million …

A Spoiler-Packed Review of Avengers: Endgame‘s Highlights

Congratulations! If you're reading this, then that probably means you've seen and semi-processed the three-hour superhero smorgasbord that is Avengers: Endgame. We, too, have enjoyed its wonders—and, boy, do we have thoughts. For a comic-book movie, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe flick was rich with themes, arcs, and plots. It was also quite stellar. Yet, walking out of the theater, we all had questions, things we needed to work through that may or may not include a deep love for Lebowski Thor and Carol Danvers' Power Lesbian Haircut. We assembled WIRED writers and editors Jason Kehe, Jason Parham, Peter Rubin, and Angela Watercutter to analyze all of the biggest themes of Marvel's franchise-defining movie. Fan Service Jason Kehe: The hot …