|Spidey is back!|
"The movie started off as a smaller domestic moneymaker than the previous three Spidey films," says the Star Tribune, "but it laid to rest objections that it was too soon to relaunch the superhero franchise. The new origin story for the Marvel Comics web-slinger comes just five years after 'Spider-Man 3,' Tobey Maguire and director Sam Raimi's final movie in a series that shattered box-office records."
Interestingly, 44% of The Amazing Spider-Man's revenue came from the 3D showings of the film (Star Tribune).
Also, "'The Amazing Spider-Man' bumped up U.S. receipts, with Hollywood pulling in an estimated $200 million overall for the weekend...That's a 28.6 percent increase over the same weekend last year, when 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' led with $47.1 million in its second weekend" (Star Tribune).
Last weekend's flop was Katy Perry: Part of Me, a film that followed one of the pop star's recent concert runs. It debuted at number eight on the top ten list with $7.2 million domestically. That's not as good as the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert ($31.1 million) or Justin Biever: Never Say Never ($29.5 million).
Here are the estimated ticket sales for Friday, July 6th through Sunday, July 8th at U.S. and Canadian theaters (from Star Tribune):
1. The Amazing Spider-Man - $65 million
2. Ted - $32.6 million
3. Brave - $20.2 million
4. Savages - $16.2 million
5. Magic Mike - $15.6 million
6. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection - $10.2 million
7. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - $7.7 million
8. Kary Perry: Part of Me - $7.2 million
9. Moonrise Kingdom - $4.6 million
10. To Rome With Love - $3.5 million
- Edessa, signing off