UPDATE: Early Tracking For THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Predicts A $125 Milion Opening
Spider-Man may have last been seen in the underwhelming Spider-Man 3, but that has done little to deter moviegoers from wanting to see Marc Webb's reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, as early tracking has it set to open at an impressive $125 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, pre-release tracking for The Amazing Spider-Man suggests that it will have a six day opening of $125 million +. This will be one of the best openings of the summer blockbuster season, beaten only by the incredible record set by Marvel's The Avengers ($258 million). Tracking isn't always that reliable, but still shows that there is a lot of interest from males of all ages and a fair bit from females under the age of 25 (more than likely due to the popularity of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone). In comparison, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man opened to $144 million, Spider-Man 2 to $180 million, and Spider-Man 3 to $176 million. Stay tuned to CBM over the next couple of weeks as I'll be bringing you both my review of The Amazing Spider-Man and an exclusive interview with director Marc Webb.
UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times reports that The Amazing Spider-Man is more likely to hit the $150 million mark during its first six days of release, although Sony Pictures have declined to comment on these claims.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy
RELEASE DATE: July 3rd, 2012.
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