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Amazing Spider-Man slings to top spot at the box office
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Sunday, July 8, 2012
Buoyed by a $35 million dollar opening day launch, The Amazing Spider-Man commanded the box office this weekend. The reboot's three-day weekend gross will come in around $65 million dollars, bringing its six-day total gross up to $140 million dollars domestic and counting.
When compared to 2002's first Spider-Man movie, ASM doesn't come quite as close to a better return on Sony's investment. Amazing's budget is reportedly around $235 million while the first Spider-Man movie was closer to $130 million. Also, 2002's Spider-Man six-day gross was $196 million dollars, so the 2012 movie is performing weaker than its predecessor.
Entering its second weekend, Universal's Ted drops to #2 but still has a great haul of $32.6m (total two-week gross: $120 mil.)
Brave remains in #3 with $20.1 million dollars (total $174.5m.)
Savages debuts in #4 with $16.1 million dollars.
Magic Mike is down three spots to #5 with $15.6m (total: 72.7m.)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection is at #6 with $10.2m (total: $45.8m)
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is at #8 with $7.7m new (for a total five week cume of $196 million dollars.)
It looks like the steam from concert movies featuring pop singers is fading. Katy Perry: Part of Me opened at #8 and could only squeeze $7.1m from suckers (I mean, audience-goers.)
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (which does not feature Katy Perry) comes in #9 with $4.6m more, bringing its seven week total to $26.9m.
And rounding out the top ten is To Rome with Love from Sony Pictures Classics with $3.5m.