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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Spins Its Box Office Web

Since its Tuesday launch, superhero reboot The Amazing Spider-Man has roped in a six-day tally of $137 million, putting to rest doubts that a reboot so soon after the original series would pale in box office returns. 

Among superhero revisits, The Amazing Spider-Man is well above Batman Begins over six days ($79.5 million) and X-Men: First Class ($69.6 million) and close to the original Spider-Man’s $144.2 million, though it was way down in attendance. 


Unsurprisingly, Marc Webb’s reboot was pretty far off from the $180.1 million and $176.2 million of the latter two films in Sam Raimi’s series, but considering the fresh faces involved here and the repeat of Spider-Man’s origin, this is far from a worrisome comparison. 

Overseas, the blockbuster (estimated at a cost of $230 million) has racked up $201.6 million for a worldwide tally of $338.2 million. The international potential of this film was never in doubt, especially considering the popularity of the character outside of North America and the growth of the global box office since 2007.

The Top 10

1. The Amazing Spider-Man - $62.0M (weekend)…$137.0M (cume)
2. Ted - $$32.2M…$119.8M
3. Brave - $19.6M…$173.9M
4. Savages - $16.0M…$16.0M
5. Magic Mike - $15.6M…$72.8M
6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $10.1M…$45.8M
7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $7.5M…$195.9M
8. Katy Perry: Part of Me - $7.1M…$11.2M
9. Moonrise Kingdom- $4.5M…$26.7M
10. To Rome with Love - $3.5M…$5.6M 

Holding up very well despite the competition from a certain web-slinger, raunchy comedy Ted lost only 41 percent of its stuffing and now stands at a phenomenal $119.8 million. It might take a harder hit when The Dark Knight Rises collides with theaters in two weeks, but by then Seth MacFarlane’s feature debut should be on track to gross more than $200 million domestically. 

Pixar’s Brave is also well on its way to the double-century club after upping its cume to $173.9 million. That would make it Pixar’s tenth feature to reach that mark and considering it has barely opened overseas, we can already count this another financial triumph for the animation house. 

In fourth, Oliver Stone was able to carve out a niche amongst mature audiences as his gory narco-thriller Savages slashed its way to a solid $16-million debut. Considering the crowded box office and the fact that there is little proven starpower amongst the cast, this is a respectable debut (though mixed word of mouth could hurt it in the long run). 

Down in eighth, Katy Perry wasn’t living any kind of dream as her 3D concert film Katy Perry: Part of Me grabbed just $7.1 million over the three-day weekend and $10.2 since its mid-week start. This is certainly respectable, but among comparable titles, this is way down from Justin Bieber's Never Say Never and Michael Jacksons' This is It and even off from the slow start of Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience. 

Indie films grabbed ninth and tenth place beginning with Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which added $4.5 million and upped its strong tally to $26.8 million. Just making the top 10 cut was the expansion of To Rome with Love, which stole away $3.1 million for an early total of $4.8 million for Woody Allen. 

We get just a single new release next weekend with Ice Age: Continental Drift which sails into 3,800 theaters after already wracking up just shy of $200 million already in overseas receipts.



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